U.S. Web giants cower at great firewall of China


When lawmakers dragged Microsoft, Google and Yahoo executives before a congressional committee last month, the grilling seemed fitting. The three U.S. corporate giants are helping the totalitarian regime in China muzzle free expression.

But the blustery show in Congress didn't come close to finding a solution, and it missed a major point.

The three corporations have plenty of company when it comes to repression. Other American concerns have long been helping authoritarian regimes around the world censor what their citizens see online. USATODAY.com - U.S. Web giants cower at great firewall of China

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