Monday, October 22, 2007

Search Engine in China facing Problems

Problems for Search Engines in China?

According to the news from Pandia
Several sites report today that Chinese ISPs are redirecting searches made on Google Blogsearch and other search engines to the Chinese search engine Baidu.

Some point to the fact that Baidu has a partnership with ISPs China Netcom and China Telecom to redirect all invalid (or blocked) traffic to Baidu.

(Others argue that the redirects are limited to forbidden terms.)

It seems that someone in the Chinese policy apparatus has decided that Google Blogsearch is too dangerous to be left to the masses. That makes sense, actually, as the blog search engine gives access to fresh news and less prominent sites that have not been marked and banned by Chinese censors.

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