The Internet is a Despot’s Best Friend

Those who presume there is an inherently liberatory element to online communication, that the internet never forgets, or that information wants to be free might want to engage this media literacy experiment set up by Stay Free!:

Below (you can click the thumbnail for an enlarged version) is a side by side comparison of a Google Image search for “tiananmen” on the main Google site and Google in China.

Do no evil, indeed. Don’t worry, Western governments show nothing but the utmost respect for civil liberties.

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I am a Strategist and Discoordinator with UBC's Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. My main blogging space is Abject Learning, and I sporadically update a short bio with publications and presentations over there as well...
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