Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Not So Funny Valentine For Google

Protesters around the world took aim at Google today and using the Valentine's Day theme displayed broken hearts and ripped cards to display their objections to Google's support of the restrictive Chinese government through censorship of the search results.

In New York only 15-20 protesters came out two days after the big blizzard and were well behaved according to spectators' reports.

Lhadon Tethong, executive director of Students for a Free Tibet, the Manhattan-based group that organized the demonstration said Google's approach to the China situation was wrong and that over 3600 people had committed to stop using Google for a day.

In the overall scheme of things the protest was a minor event and the loss of a few thousand searches for a day is nothing to Google. But you have to applaud the effort.

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