Google's China Trouble: Politician Googled Himself

Propaganda official became angry after seeing 'critical results'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2010 3:36 PM CST

(Newser) – Much of Google's trouble with China has to do with a thin-skinned senior politician who Googled himself and discovered, to his horror, that people weren't writing nice things about him. Both the New York Times and the Guardian lead their WikiLeaks coverage with the anecdote about Li Changhun, the country's top propaganda official, who then ratcheted up the pressure on Google to comply with censorship rules. The company eventually pulled out of the country after its servers got hacked.
(Read more WikiLeaks stories.)

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