IT: Google search engine and foreign country censorship

Seth Finkelstein
Fri, 25 Oct 2002 10:53:17 -0400

	"Google" is a search engine used all over the world. Recently,
two Harvard Berkman Center researchers released a report about Google
not displaying certain sites in various countries. For example, in the
Google site customized for Germany or France, certain white-supremacy
or NeoNazi sites will not be shown in a Google search result, even if
the search would otherwise have displayed them in the United States.
The report is:

"Localized Google search result exclusions"
Jonathan Zittrain and Benjamin Edelman
	Following this report, I've written several items, giving
reasons for some results, analyzing the method used by Google for
exclusion, improving the testing procedure and strategy. These can be
found at the following blog entries: - Reasons - How it works - Improving methods - Search strategy

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