Censorship

Google Censorship the 411

I use the term “the 411” a lot and I just want to explain what it means. Essentially in America instead of dialing telstra for information you dial 411. So I use 411 losely to mean “getting the inside word or information”.

Ok, so whats the deal with all this Google China censorship thing. I thought they were kidding around but they are actually really serious. I thought I would give it a whirl myself and decided to log in to the old china google and compare it with the AU google. I decided to use the keyword “tiananmen”. Here are some results:

Here is the Google Images results for US


I can see some tanks and people getting squashed. 1 man versus an army.

Here are the Google Images results for China


I am seeing happy happy joy joy images of people touring in Tiananmen Square. Hmm… Perhaps that little rumour of what happened in the square was just a lie.

I think this is a great example of how valuable and powerful the internet is to communicate information. It also shows how people get their information these days and if you want to censor that you are going to have to do that online aswell now. If anyone who is reading this article wants me to censor it just post a comment.

Censorship

Offensive content

Im an online marketer and I have seen a lot of things in my time. The weird, wacky, fun and offensive. Having said that this was just way too strong for me:

http://www.clashradio.com/DVD/sullivan-video/
Be warned that this video really offended me.

Perhaps I am ignorant about populations of animals because I have watched too much TV, but I thought that hunting elephants, hippos, lions and tigers was not an ideal way to preserve our ecosystem?? Im an armchair environmentalist but hey, this is just a bit too strong for me.

How about this for a comment:
Please Note: The video clip that you are watching is but a small example of the life and death confrontations offered in my movies.More than anything. it demonstrates my manner and method of hunting dangerous game. Rather than shooting the great and noble beast into oblivion from a safe distance, my clients and I choose instead to walk up and give the animal a choice of how he is to die in battle.This explains why my movies are the most watched and talked about hunting movies in the world.

I want to start up a digg and see if anyone else agrees?
http://digg.com/videos_sports/Hunting_movies_offend_me_greatly

What is going on here? I just do not get it.
This is too aggressive