Google is rallying US companies and state entities to support its stand-off with China.
Yesterday, the search giant was lobbying for government to suspend developmental aid to countries that practices censorship, saying it hniders international trade.
The New York Times reports that Google's director of public policy, Alan Davidson, told a joint Congresional panel that censorship goes beyond human rights and hurts the profitability of foreign companies that rely n the Internet.
“The growing problem for Internet censorship is not isolated to one country or one region,” Davidson is reported as telling the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. “No single company and no single industry can tackle Internet censorship on its own.”
Meanwhile, a number of other US companies have joined Google in defying the Chinese government.
Yesterday the Internet domain registrar Go Daddy Group said it would stop registering .cn sites if it had to provide detailed information about its Chinese customers to authorities.