Microsoft works with Communist government

It's hard to believe, but Microsoft's mainland China Web site scolds you if you type the words "freedom" or "democracy," or the phrase "human rights." The U.S. software company hosts a large Web site that provides free blogs to Chinese users, and software on the site monitors everything that is typed in. Offending words and phrases cause a window to pop up with a warning that the posting may be deleted if the user does not remove the "offending" words.

Microsoft says it has to adapt to local customs, but cooperating with a repressive government that prohibits free speech of any kind is a bit of stretch.

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