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Google Japan Investigating Validity Of Search Results

  • Reuters, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:55 AM

Reuters reports that Google search engine users found searching on terms like "state of emergency declaration April 2" in Japanese returned zero results, sparking speculation of censorship by the company. Politicians in Tokyo have called for residents to reduce social events that have led to messages on social media that the government could asset broader lock-down. Google defended the impartiality of its search results and tweeted on its Twitter account that it is investigating the situation. 

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