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U.S. companies aid and abet Chinese censorship

Shutterstock, the online purveyor of stock images and photographs, now maintains a search blacklist of keywords forbidden by China’s authoritarian rules. Other U.S. companies also support China’s censorship by complying with the government’s censorship requirements.  Lunchtime conversations: Should American companies always honor the American values that underly their business? Although some compromise is necessary, when…

U.S. tech companies help with Chinese censorship

The topic of Tiananmen Square, the pro-democracy protests that took place there 30 years ago, is banned by China’s authoritarian internet rules. The number of deaths is unknown with human rights organizations estimating a death toll many times that of local authorities. Chinese tech companies with the help of some U.S. companies block Tiananmen-related posts and…