Yahoo! sure has taken a little heat over the years about its activities in China. Like “…morally you are pygmies,” – remember that one from Tom Lantos when Jerry Yang was on the hot seat in Washington D.C. last autumn?
But now Yahoo is trying “to atone for revealing ‘cyber dissidents’ to Chinese officials” by setting up the Yahoo Human Rights Fund and having it run by Harry Wu.
Jerry Yang on the hot seat last year. It looks like he’s turning things around.
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The problem is that, just like Fight Club, the first and second rules of censorship is/are don’t talk about censorship. So, sending an email talking about the latest issue to be censored can land you in jail once the government finds out who you are.
If Yahoo is stepping up on this issue, good for them.