Chart - Proportion of Sites Blocked by Google
Empirical Analysis of Internet Filtering in China
In August-September 2002, the authors conducted Google searches for the top 100 results associated by Google with the terms listed below. For each term listed, this chart reports the proportion of the top 10 and top 100 Google results found to be blocked in China (inaccessible in China on at least two occasions from at least two distinct locations, and simultaneously accessible from the US). Terms designated "in Chinese" were entered in Chinese into the Chinese-language version of the Google search engine. This data is also available in tabular form and with details of the specific sites blocked.
Click a search keyword (to the left of the chart) to see the specific sites that are both 1) included in the top 100 Google results for that keyword, and 2) found to be blocked in China.