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MSN Bans "Democracy" in China

By - June 13, 2005

Slashdot chews through it.

From MSN’s own news feed:

Microsoft’s new Chinese internet portal has banned the words “democracy” and “freedom” from parts of its website in an apparent effort to avoid offending Beijing’s political censors.

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  • Jeff

    This is truly shameful behavior by Microsoft…

  • http://www.familyforest.homestead.com Tom

    Say it ain’t so Bill! There are two kinds of corporations – those that are for freedom and democracy and those that would trade those away in pursuit of the China Market. This decision at Microsoft puts them in the same league as Wal Mart – unless there is a strategy in play…say maybe a Trojan Horse redux? Let’s hope Gates the Patriot is playing his cards carefully!