Google to perform country-specific censorship on Blogger

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Google to perform country-specific censorship on Blogger

 

Last week, Twitter announced that it is going to censor the tweets on a country-wise basis so that it can exist in the places with stringent rules. Now, Google is also following its path and has planned to perform a country specific censorship on Blogger. Some sources claim that this was already been done by Google and it remained unnoticed.

The company does this by redirecting the users to their country specific domains like Google.in rather than Google.com when a person in India accesses it. This way, it can filter the objectionable content easily without much chaos.

As per the blog post in Blogger, the company is pursuing this country wise censorship in order to limit the impact of the process. In a few weeks' time, the users will be able to notice the country code in the domain name while they are logging in to Blogger. For instance, when an Indian logs on to the service instead of the URL reading as [blogname].blogspot.com it will be [blogname].blogspot.com.in.

Those who like to see the pre-censorship will have to type in google.com/ncr in their browser as ncr means No Country Redirect. This is short term cookie which can prevent the geographical redistribution temporarily.

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