Striking a blow for freedom of information, search engine giant Google has announced plans to discontinue its oft-criticized censorship of the firm’s Chinese iteration,

“We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could operate an unfiltered search engine within the law, if at all,” reads the announcement on Google’s official company blog.

That “if at all” bit is where things get a bit tricky however, as the Chinese government is notorious for its efforts to monitor and control any and all information that flows into and out of the gigantic Communist territory. The whole place is like 10 million square kilometers of George Orwell’s worst nightmares (that just also happens to have really awesome Chinese food).

Since the free flow of information would make it incredibly hard for the government to properly oppress the masses (regardless of the quality of their spring rolls), I expect Google China to be run over by a tank sometime in the next week.

Source: Google Blog

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