Google Receives Warning From Chinese Government Due to Lack of Search Results Filtering

March 12, 2010, By Radimir Bobev

Google have received a very stern warning from a Chinese government minister. The statement was short but very clear – Google should not remove any filtering from search results provided on their Chinese website.

In a statement for news reporters, Li Yizhong said that Google have shown signs of lack of cooperation in this ordeal, and may be forced to face the legal consequences if they do not comply with Chinese laws.

For those of you who haven’t been following, it all started in January when Google stopped filtering search results at Google.cn, effectively going against the censoring that’s in place in China right now.

This was instigated by several attacks aimed at Google’s e-mail service Gmail, attempting to compromise the e-mail accounts for several human rights activists residing in China currently. Google have managed to identify China as the source of the attacks, but has not revealed any specifics about them. If the Chinese government is willing to take things so far though, it’s only natural that Google would retaliate.

[ Via CNET ]

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