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Reports have been coming in that people trying to reach Google, Yahoo and Microsoft from within China or via Chinese ISPs are being redirected to Baidu.
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from Sem-Advance 2511 Days ago #
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The only problem with the consiparcy theory is Baidu has been making money hand over fist for years as one of the largest b2b online marketplaces and does not need the Chinses governement to help them redirect traffic.To even suggest such should be grounds to consider denying your amendment rights to free speech....Get off the hype pipe....

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from sem-advance-idiot 2511 Days ago #
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Last time I checked, Alibaba and Taobao are the B2B online marketplace. Maybe you’ve never visited Baidu.com to see if it’s actually a search engine or a B2B marketplace?Get off your mariyuana pipe.

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from katethomas 2510 Days ago #
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I am all for fact-checking an article before publishing, but to suggest that Sphinn is ONLY bringing up the question of the Chinese government’s interference to access to information regarding His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the plight of the Tibetan people online for SPIN purposes is a slap in the face to those Tibetans who have experienced suppression from the Chinese government. It is really a BAD SITUATION, actually a heart-breaking one if you know personally anyone involved, in Tibet. So, no matter if this report is true or not true - demonstrate some compasson for the 6 million + Tibetans who have lost their lives, their country, their right to be Tibetans and face massive oppression from the Chinese government and moderate your comments to suggest that SPHINN is only publishing this because they want hype  and/or are smoking dope. More fact-checking is in order before we draw firm conclusions, but I am glad that the Tibetan people get any notice at all from the international community because this has saved lives! So, yes, let’s investigate further to know the truth, but show some basic good-natured wiliingness to delay your judgement of SPHINN until more data is available.

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from dannysullivan 2510 Days ago #
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I think the article was pretty clear that there are multiple reasons why the blocking might be happening. We wondered if the Dalai Lama’s visit and honor in the US was to blame because it was the most notable to us, but we were clear to question if that was the case and point out some alternatives. What’s not in question is that something very weird is going on.

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from katethomas 2510 Days ago #
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Here’s some fact-checking: It’s estimated that 1.2 million Tibetans, one-fifth of the country’s population, died as a result of China’s policies since 1959, according to an estimate by the Tibetan government in exile. So, it’s not 6 + million, but it’s still a regretfully large percentage of the Tibetan population.

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from Sem-Advance 2510 Days ago #
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Hey DannyPull the IP address for sem-advance idiot and I’m willing to bet it’s a little kid named Glen from ViperChill...Then ban

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from Sem-Advance 2510 Days ago #
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@KateThomasI do not see anywhere in my comments that I do not support Tibet or it’s people.My comment is to the reference that Baidu instigated this action. If people understood communism then they would realize that the state (Government) controls all business, and as opposed to the USA, businesses do not control the state. Brins ascertion that the change in market share in China is Baidu pressuring the government shows how much evil propaganda the Google war room generates. I guess it is hard for Google execs to grasp the concept of loyalty.Looking for nothing more than some thought as to how things work and not using search as the basis for a governments evil actions.....leave the search evil to Google... they do it surprisingly well. Free Tibet!Free The World!

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from katethomas 2506 Days ago #
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@ Sem-AdvanceThanks for clarifying your point further. I found the tone of your original post confusing and I appreciate your follow-up even if this story is dead in the water.

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