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Google China Part Three: Digging out of your hole

[This isn’t an editorial.  I am indeed a free speech activist, as any superficial historian of the First Amendment and the Internet can tell you.  But everything I say below is written from the point of view of a public affairs strategist:  Google’s in a world of trouble and it …

Google China Part Two: Complying with the law

The criticism of Google’s China version is emotion-filled but accurate.  I don’t mean to imply that a lot of smart and caring people at Google didn’t think hard about a way out of this quandry, only that they chose to draw the line in the wrong place. If you read …

How to fix Google’s PR mess

This is a three part essay I wrote about Google’s PR woes and how to fix them: Part One: Keeping Mail and Blog Services out of the oppressor’s hands Part Two: Complying with the law Part Three: Digging out of your own hole I’m posting this as a placeholder for …