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Should Google Censor Their Search Results In Order To Operate In China?
Google is already
search results in the west based on political decisions of sovereign nations. It wouldn't matter much if they agree to censor Chinese search result on behalf of their legitimate governments requests as well.
Google began removing certain search results from its engines in the
in response to requests under the right to be forgotten.
Previous misconduct never justifies subsequent misconduct.
"unlike in Europe or North America, in China it would be difficult, if not impossible, for Google to legally push back against government requests, refuse to build systems specifically for surveillance, or even notify people of how their data may be used."
There is insufficient democratic mandate in China to give the ruling elite the right to censor free speech. China is a dictatorship and a state capitalist country with a ruling business class represented by the Communist Party.