The Global Times ran an editorial called “The world does not welcome the White House’s Google” on January 20, 2010. In this editorial, China accused Google of acting as a political tool on behalf of the U.S. government.
“Whenever the US government demands it, Google can easily become a convenient tool for promoting the US government’s political will and values abroad,” said the Global Times. “And actually the US government is willing to do so.”
It is ironic that, at this point, America was so interested in promoting free speech on the Internet given the wide discrepancy between the historical truth and the lies told by historians – particularly Western historians. Were people allowed to tell the truth, were the public allowed to learn the truth, it would not work out in the favor of Western governments.
Later on, our government would realize this and make a U-turn. Too bad they just didn’t come out and tell the truth. They got themselves – and others – in a lot more trouble by refusing to do that.