On Wednesday, 25 January 2006, Google began providing filtered search results on Google.CN, contributing to the Chinese government’s ongoing
censorship of the internet. This side-by-side viewer is intended to illustrate the implications of this censorship by providing side-by-side comparisons for search terms.
A few interesting queries:
It seems that, even for terms like “democracy” and “freedom“, Google.CN still returns a reasonably good spread of links. Whether or not these pages can be accessed from within China itself is a far different issue, of course.
Please leave a comment if you find any search terms with frighteningly different results between the two versions; I’d be interested what other people can find.