Did something evil after all? Brin admits Google compromised principles
One of the founders of the Google Inc. Sergey Brin has accepted that the company compromised its principles by accommodating Chinese censorship demands. The search engine company agreed to censor its results in the Chinese market to keep the search engine working in the country.
He added that the company is now wrestling to make the deal work before deciding whether to reverse course.
Brin was talking with reporters near Capitol Hill where he said that the company had to accept the government policies after Chinese authorities blocked its service in that country. He added that the rival companies did the same too and admitted that they were sent “a set of rules that we weren’t comfortable with”.
Brin said: “We felt that perhaps we could compromise our principles but provide ultimately more information for the Chinese and be a more effective service and perhaps make more of a difference.â€