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Google Search Blocked in China : False Alarm

Written on August 03, 2010 by B Waldorf

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You can relax now. Machine error caused the blockage of Google search in China.

We’re really glad about this. There is an official proclamation from regarding the “ Search blocked in ” article, that this is a false alarm. A month ago, the government of didn’t like the auto redirect to Google Hong Kong. So Google put up a watered-down engine so they won’t shut down on mainland .

Here’s an email from Google courtesy of :

“Because of the way we measure accessibility in China, it’s possible that our machines could overestimate the level of blockage. That seems to be what happened last night when there was a relatively small blockage. It appears now that users in China are accessing our properties normally. Please also note that the dashboard is not a real time tool.”

It says that there was error in their mechanism which caused the miscommunication. The dashboard didn’t get updated in real time and probably, it lead to this issue. According to Google these are all false alarm and there is nothing more to add about that. We heard it from the source.

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