Thursday, September 20, 2007

Google Must be Doing Something Right

We read:

"Iran has blocked access to the Google search engine and its Gmail email service as part of a clampdown on material deemed to be offensive, the Mehr news agency reported this week. "I can confirm these sites have been filtered," said Hamid Shahriari, the secretary of Iran's National Council of Information


After all that Google has done for them! Ungrateful wretches! Google is already big on censoring anti-Islamic sites. Maybe it will now censor all criticism of Iran! Or maybe it will start a special Google Iran service the way it did for China.

It would of course be too much to expect Google simply not to be evil. That would be too big a change in their corporate culture. No doubt Google are chatting to the Ayatollahs already.