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Google now highlights censored search terms for users in China

Michael Kan | June 1, 2012
Google on Thursday began helping users in China navigate the country's strict censorship systems by highlighting search terms that will likely result in page errors, as part of an update to the company's search engine.

Chinese search engine Baidu currently dominates the country's search market, with about an 80 percent share in both the online search ad segment and for users.

Besides Google search, YouTube was blocked by China in 2009. Last year, Google also reported that the Chinese government was partially blocking its Gmail service. Other services such as Google Plus and Google Drive have been immediately blocked in the country soon after they were launched.

 

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