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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…