Google's Evil Scale Apparently Now Includes Censoring Videos In Thailand

from the funny-how-that-works dept

Wondering why Google's board of directors recommended to shareholders that they vote down a proposal that would require Google to adhere to a set of standards against censoring the internet? Perhaps you just need to look to the situation in Thailand, where Google's YouTube property was lamely banned earlier this week over a single video that mocked that country's king. Apparently, the country is now getting ready to ditch the ban, but only because Google has promised to help them censor the video, not by pulling it down, but by making it inaccessible to viewers from Thailand. I guess on Google's famous "evil scale", censoring one video to make the rest of YouTube available is less evil than having no YouTube at all in Thailand.

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    Marcus B. Hopper, 7 Apr 2007 @ 9:13am

    Those of you who think that the people of China would have "nothing" if it weren't for Google are either seriously deluded or Google shills.

    Consider this: If the operator of the whorehouse told the preacher that he could only come in and preach to the ladies while he using their services, would he be wrong to do so? Some here would appear to think not.

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