Google endorsing censorship by conforming to the Chinese authorities’ rules

Subject: Consumer Behavior

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Was Google acting as a tool for the government?

 

Were Chinese citizens better off after Google’s decision to enter China with Google

 


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China had prolonged approach towards censorship. Authorities restricted the production as well as development of improper content. Moreover, internet content was also disseminated. Authorities also monitored the content and receipt of the information flooded on the internet. Censorship was imposed on content, such as freedom, religion cult and antigovernment protest. Such censorship also affected Google’s operations. Although Google, Inc was affected by the censorship policy of the China, it did endorse censor ship with Chinese laws.

            Google facilities were not in the premises of the China’s physical boundaries and Google was not obliged to take license for its operations in the country. Chinese search engine was also faster than Google. This speed reduction was deliberately imposed the Chinese authorities. Google launched Google.cn to provide search engines with more better and politically secure search results. China government had censorship on technology, government laws, corporations and individuals. Therefore, Google.cn provided search results and search engines with the considerations of Chinese government on political sensitive issues.

            Such steps taken by the Google was affective decisions to provide its services in China along with endorsing Chinese reservations of politically sensitive information. For that purpose, Google met with different universities, organizations and individual to develop alternative affective search engines which provide information within which is also acceptable for Chinese government. This initiative was necessary for Google to operate without any delay in speed and other forms of censorships, which hinder the searching process.

Was Google acting as a tool for the government?

 

            No, Google was not acting as a tool for government. Although it provided search facilities, which were compliance with Chinese government censorships, it was not the act of complete obedience with Chinese censorship. Google clearly admitted that requirement of doing business in Chinese government with consideration of local government reservations about censorship. This was to ensure the Google’s own commitment and values.

            These organization values hold crucial importance for the Google. Therefore Google, Inc considered Chinese local laws, rules and regulations. Despite the fact that Google launched Google.cn for providing search results and searching facilities in China, it abide by the laws and regulations of federal and local Chinese government. Google respected the content rejection policies of China. Its decision was based on judgment instead of acting as government agent. Hence, this led to overall expansion of the information.

            It is also acknowledge by the Google that it is against our mission statement to provide no information to users. It is better to provide information despite its limited availability. Attorney of the Google, Inc also admitted that Google’s policy was accordance with its own values and mission. It is quiet acceptable to provide partial information instead of complete censorship. Moreover, it is the moral and ethical responsibility of the Google to make compliance with rules and regulations govern by the local and federal states anywhere in the world.

            Therefore, Google did not act against the favor of users. It did accept the complete ban on information and provided content under the rules and regulations of China official policy

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