Microsoft helps censors!

Way to go, Microcrap!

Computer users on Microsoft’s MSN China portal get a scolding message any time they type in terms like “democracy,” “freedom” or “human rights.” The site then tells them to delete the prohibited words.

Microsoft said it’s cooperating with Chinese government efforts to censor language on blogs in the communist country, noting that’s the requirement for offering services in China.

It’s not just politically sensitive words that aren’t allowed. Obscenities and sexual references also are barred.

Via Jeff and the AP.

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One Response to “Microsoft helps censors!”

  1. Melinda Says:

    wow… how interesting! a little extreme… I guess china dosen’t think much for freedom of speech.

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