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Google Gagged, but There’s Hope

Google’s decision to filter sensitive topics from web searches in China is a major triumph for the regime’s campaign to have the internet censor itself, observers said Thursday, amid mounting criticism of the move. However, scholars who study the internet in China said free speech advocates still had room for optimism. While China’s grip on web content appears to be tightening, communist authorities can’t stop the overall trend toward access to more information and greater transparency, they said. Full Story

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