Friday, January 27, 2006

Tibetans Protest at Googleplex

Elinor Mills writes on the C|Net Google Blog:

A group of Tibetans and supporters held a protest Wednesday night at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., to oppose the company's launch of a search site for China that censors results that Chinese authorities object to. The results include "Free Tibet," "Tibetan independence" and other terms related to the controversy over China taking control over the formerly independent small central Asian country.

Several dozen people showed up for the protest, waving placards with sayings like "Google Don't Be Evil" in reference to Google's much cited mantra, said Tenzin Wangchuk, president of the Regional San Francisco Tibetan Youth Congress. That group helped organize the protest along with Students for a Free Tibet.

Google representatives did not immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment.


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