I intensely dislike what I see going on in the UK: Bedroom tax, suss laws, and an unrepresentative ruling class. I am curious though, why it should be Google that censors, and if we allow that to happen (we all oil the wheels of the machine), when do we wake up to a knock at the door or the black, antennaed van across the street?
I am not talking NRA or NSA here, just scope creep. If we want to be the ones to have military bases in 157(?) countries do we not need to to be beyond reproach, especially when it comes to such a core value as freedom of speech? I say let us be the ones to present the facts on a best efforts basis, and let the foreign governments do the censorship. People will always find a way to seek the truth, and the free world will ultimately prevail. Being censored (for political reasons) is not a doctrine I believe we should support.
I am sure the execs did have a discussion about many such topics, and that they are being cajoled by foreign "information" bureaus. I am just not on the same page (pun intended).