Google blocks China adverts for sites that help bypass censorship

Yuan Yang | April 01, 2019

Google blocks China adverts for sites that help bypass censorship
Google has stopped distributing advertisements in China for two websites that review anti-censorship software, in a move that critics consider signals the US tech giant’s efforts to curry favour with Beijing. Last week, VPNMentor, a company that reviews virtual private network services that allow users to bypass China’s internet controls and avoid surveillance, said that Google had refused to sell its adverts to Chinese users, after doing so for more than two years. On Wednesday, Top10VPN, another review site, said it had received the same notice after advertising with Google for several months. VPNMentor posted a screenshot of an email to Twitter, appearing to be from Google, saying “it is currently Google policy to disallowed [sic] promoting VPN services in China, due to the local legal restrictions

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