Google to allow censorship of Blogger content

"For example, if you're in Australia and viewing [blogname].blogspot.com, you might be redirected [blogname].blogspot.com.au," Google explained.

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The change will allow Google to comply with censorship requests on a "per country basis."

"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," Google wrote.

The censored content will still be accessible from other countries.

The policy change went mostly unnoticed until TechDows and Wired reported on it Tuesday.