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Google Blogger blogs facing country specific censorship

Google Blogger Blogs Censorship

Twitter isn’t the only website talking about country specific censorship, seeing as Google Blogger blogs have started sharing the same fate already. And it’s a familiar reason that the internet giant is maintaining for this ongoing move.

Wired.com picked up on the news through TechDows which points out that the company has already started redirecting users in India from the blogspot.com domain to the blogspot.in one. And there’s no need to look any further than the Blogger help page which asserts the same.

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The page in question explains that, “Migrating to localized domains will allow us to continue promoting free expression and responsible publishing while providing greater flexibility in complying with valid removal requests pursuant to local law.”

Through the forthcoming weeks, web users may find the URL of a blog they’re reading being redirected to a country-code top level domain, or ccTLD, in other words. The ccTLD represents the region from which a certain reader is accessing the portal being perused.

ccTLDs should permit the company to manage content on a per country basis. Anything confiscated in accordance with a particular nation’s law will only be removed from the related page.

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In terms of search engine optimization, crawlers are expected to bump into blogspot content on different domains. Google admits that hosting duplicate content on various pages could impact search results.

Meanwhile, audiences can look forward to dodging the Google Blogger blog censorship scissors and ask for a specific country version of a blogspot’s content by hitting out an NCR (No Country Redirect) URL.

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