Google blogsearch has been helping Chinese government censor internet. I only got to know this when I used Google blogsearch for blog posts on Deng Yujiao case. (About Deng Yujiao case, please see China: Netizens stand with the waitress who killed an official.)
After Chinese government started to filter the internet search results on Deng Yujiao case on baidu search results, I turned to Google blogsearch for the updates of the case. It suprised me when I found Google blogsearch shows no result (I put the Chinese character of Deng Yujiao “邓玉娇” as search term). I was sure there were tons of blog posts every hour–I myself posted 5 in the past 4 hours, and I read more than 10 from various blog sites.
Is Google helping Chinese government?
Search results through Google Blogsearch:
1. term: Deng Yujiao (in Chinese), last 12 hours (only 1 result)
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|6 hours ago by 流動音樂風景 |
南方人物周刊和新京报记者在野三关（采访邓@玉@娇案）被打，卫毅和我最后一次通话是下午1：27分，此后同事给他打，一响就被掐断，其后关机。估计手机被抢 新京报记者孔璞和卫毅分开后，被一群女人打，对方叫嚣：男人不敢打你女孩，我们敢！ …
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2. term: Deng Yujiao in Chinese, last hour
Your search – 邓玉娇 – did not match any documents.