Forbidden

I seem to have posted something that someone in power in China doesn’t want its citizens reading.

It seems to have something to do with the following picture of a Vet-Teks truck and two drivers supplied by John Blanchard’s NASA Education.

Just two guys standing next to a truck in a story published May 1, 2008, entitled,

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Here’s where the attempt to access the picture came from (click to enlarge):

Anybody have any idea what’s going on?


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  1. Google has come under increased pressure to limit content delivered to Chinese users. In the Wikipedia article on Google China, it talks of self-screening using a list of translated keywords and as an example, says that as of June, the word "tank man" is forbidden. Not exactly vet-truck, but any system relying on automated censorship is going to make goofy mistakes. Here are three links you might want to read:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8124735.stm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_China

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/fa9fc0e8-6404-11de-a818-00144feabdc0.html?nclick_check=1

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