by Mike Masnick
Fri, Feb 12th 2010 2:22pm
After Google announced plans to no longer censor content in China, we wondered if they would do the same in other countries, like Australia, which was pushing for much greater censorship online. So it's nice to see that Google is pushing back in Australia and telling the government that it will not voluntarily censor YouTube videos based on Australia's classification. YouTube already has rules in place to block certain types of videos, but it feels that Australia's rules go too far in blocking what could just be political speech that the government disagrees with. What's really amazing (and worrisome, if you're Australian) is that the government referred to the rather oppressive censorship of the internet done in China and Thailand as good examples of how Google should censor the internet in Australia.
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