Last month Twitter revealed that they will censor Tweets by Country and some tweets will be blocked If the tweet violates the rules of that country.Google has followed that move. Google will begin a similar practice with its own blogging service. Google’s Blogger will begin censoring posts or blogs from being available to users based on a country’s local laws. Google claims that the move would allow more freedom of speech. Google stated that blogs would be visible from everywhere else in the world, but invisible in one country.
“Migrating to localized domains will allow us to continue promoting free expression and responsible publishing while providing greater flexibility in complying with valid removal requests pursuant to local law. By utilizing ccTLDs, content removals can be managed on a per country basis, which will limit their impact to the smallest number of readers. Content removed due to a specific country’s law will only be removed from the relevant ccTLD.That means [blogname].blogspot.com will continue to exist, but it’s not clear if the users from that specific country will still be able to access it” Google Said.
“This will allow us to continue promoting free expression while providing greater flexibility in complying with valid removal requests in local law,” the company said.“We believe that access to information is the foundation of a free society. Where content is illegal or breaks our terms of service we will continue to remove it,” the paper quoted a Google spokesperson, as saying.