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Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith

Microsoft’s Bing search engine returns to China just a day after users reported outages

Service has been restored to China a day after outages were first reported, Microsoft confirms.
Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reads from the Wall Street Journal while speaking at a Trump for President campaign rally at the Jacksonville Landing in Jacksonville, Florida on October 24, 2015.

A Kentucky newspaper apologized for rejecting a woman’s obituary that said Trump ‘hastened’ her death

A Kentucky woman's family complained of "censorship" after a newspaper rejected an obituary that said President Donald Trump "hastened" her death.
Baidu CEO Robin Li

The CEO of China’s dominant internet search company gave employees an alarming New Year message: ‘Winter is coming’

In a letter to employees on Tuesday, the chief exec of China's largest search engine, Baidu, warned that "winter is coming."
Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

Sundar Pichai says more than 100 Google employees were working on a censored China search engine at one point

At the House Committee meeting on Tuesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai evaded answering questions about whether the company will reenter China.
Twitter's New York headquarters.

Laura Loomer, a far-right activist who tweeted anti-Muslim remarks about Minnesota Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar, handcuffed herself to Twitter’s headqu...

Laura Loomer was kicked off the platform for comments she made toward Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.
A participant takes part in a Pride Run in Shanghai in June 2017. Same-sex marriage is illegal in China.

China sparks outrage for sentencing an author who wrote about gay love to 10 years — longer than some rapists get

The author published a book that "obscenely" described gay sex, state media said. Pornography is illegal in China, as is same-sex marriage.

For 8 years, Google’s satellites wouldn’t map an obscure area in Nevada where an experimental military site exists — and there’...

Google Earth did not update its satellite image of an experimental military base in southwestern Nevada for eight years, according to Motherboard. Updates typically take place every 30 days.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

Google has been offered help from an unlikely source in its mission to return to China

The CEO of China's second biggest search engine, Sogou, has said the company could help Google with its return to China. Sogou CEO Wang Xiaochuan told the MIT Technology Review that the company could act as a middle-man between Google and the Chinese government.
Twitch has made celebrities out of gamers like Tyler "Ninja" Blevins.

China has banned hugely popular game streaming service Twitch

Twitch, the hugely popular streaming service, has reportedly been banned in China. The Amazon-owned streaming service has been growing in popularity lately, assisted in part by the popularity of battle royale game "Fortnite."
Google fans from China hold up their nation's flag at the I/O developer conference in 2018.

A former Google China exec says the company’s plan to build a censored search engine in the country is likely a violation of human rights

Lokman Tsui, Google’s former head of free expression for Asia and the Pacific between until 2014, spoke out in an interview with the Intercept against the company's plan to build a search engine that would comply with the Chinese government's demands to censor information.