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Microsoft censors blogs at its new Chinese portal

According to, Microsoft is cooperating with China´s government and are censoring content, this affects blogs created through the MSN Spaces service.

On Monday, Agence France-Presse, the French news agency, said bloggers were not allowed to post terms to MSN Spaces such as “democracy,” “human rights” and “Taiwan independence.” Attempts to enter those words were said to generate a message saying the language was prohibited.

Why are Microsoft doing such a thing? Well, the answer might be that China’s estimated online population is 87 million, second only to the United States.

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