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Google's Brin Calls China Censorship A "Net Negative"

China censorship damaged us, Google founders admit at The Guardian has a quote from one of Google’s founders, Sergey Brin, when asked about Google censoring content in China, “On a business level, that decision to censor… was a net negative.”

This is reportedly the strongest regret remark made by Google on their dealings in China. Forbes.com expands with more quotes from Brin, where he clarifies, that he felt oppression while in the Soviet Union and would “never have wanted to compromise in that direction.” Brin was arguing that some information is better than no information.

Philipp Lenssen also has good commentary on these statements.

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