My Thoughts on Internet Censorship
April 22, 2010 / Jigar Patel
Nobody questions Google’s decision of not complying to Chinese Government’s censor requests because the government is not democratic. But it is ridiculous when they reject some censor requests by Government of India or any other democratic government, because even though these governments do not represent people’s view in totality, hypothetically they do and Google must respect the same. The people who think Google is brave and is not doing any evil by rejecting the requests, must think about the power they are vesting in Google, the power which would allow Google to downrightly reject any such requests made in future by an honest democratic government.