world narrow web

China offers lots of opportunities for companies who make business in it. And many companies can’t resist, even if it means that some insignificant words such as “Democracy” or “freedom” disappear from the vocabulary. Technology review is looking at how Microsoft behaves and does not forget yahoo! and google in its hall of fame:

“Users of the MSN Spaces section of Microsoft Corp.’s new China-based Web portal get a scolding message each time they input words deemed taboo by the communist authorities — such as democracy, freedom and human rights.

“Prohibited language in text, please delete,” the message says.”