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PUBLISHED : Monday, 29 March, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 29 March, 2010, 12:00am


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'Google is not a virgin when it comes to values. Its co-operation and collusion with the US intelligence and security agencies is well known'

- frontpage commentary in the overseas edition of the People's Daily


The People's Daily is referring to Google's decision to close its mainland search engines. It took this decision because it doesn't want to censor its search engines anymore. Human rights activists and press freedom watchdogs have praised Google's decision.

But what People's Daily is saying is that Google isn't a saint either. Google had agreed to this censorship before opening its mainland branch. Some argue Google shouldn't go back on its agreement.

People's Daily is saying that Google hasn't always been open with the public either. It says that Google is working with the US government.