Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Microsoft Censors Blogs

Only in China -- for now. Just a wee bit of censorship. It is more important to get out the message. Remind me again, what message is that? A little censorship here. A little censorship there. Not a big thing. Few will even notice that words such as 'freedom', 'democracy' and 'demonstration' are seen no more. Who will ever remember the meanings of the values of 'human rights' and 'independence' if the words describing them are banned? The rights for which the blood of patriots has been spilt will become rare antiquities of bygone times. These are the American values that "some" American companies are passing along to the world? Find your pocketbook and close it shut to Yahoo and Microsoft, Mr. and Mrs. American Consumer.

Remind these so-called "multi-national" corporations just where they would be today if it were not for values such as freedom which have allowed them to become so successful. For any Internet corporation to ban the very values that it exploited for its own success is the height of hypocrisy. The world is watching.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Microsoft censors Chinese blogs

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