Google: Don't Be Evil
As I'm sure many have heard by now the much acclaimed tech company, Google, has agreed to censor search results through it's famous search engine in exchange for greater access to the Chinese market. Terms including Tibet, Dalai Lama, Human Rights, and Democracy among others will be blocked by the company working in conjunction with the Chinese government. Google is just one more high tech company to cave in to the demands of the Chinese government and assist in the repression of the Chinese people as well as ethnic minorities such as the Tibetans. However, for a company that prides itself on it's mission of spreading access to information, and whose company motto is, "Don't Be Evil" this is the height of hypocrisy.
So, it's time to tell Google what we think of it's collaboration with Chinese censorship and repression, and suggest that maybe a new slogan is in order. SFT has been working hard over the past week to develop materials around this new campaign. One is the jammed logo above, which people should disseminate widely.
Second, click here to send a message directly to Google's founders and CEO.
Third, SFT is making a date with Google for February 14th to let them know that they've broken our hearts. Visit www.NoLuv4Google.com to:
- Break up with Google - make a pledge now to boycott Google and all its "services" on the 14th and help spread the word.
- Join a protest at a Google office near you.
- Find an alternative to Google.
Finally, so we don't look like spiteful ex's, click here to give Microsoft, Yahoo, and Cisco a piece of your mind.
You can also keep up-to-date on this campaign at the SFT Blog - Tibet Will Be Free