Chinese Map Crackdown Names Google

The Chinese government’s crackdown on doubleplus-ungood online maps that perpetrate crimethink progresses; now the investigation is naming names. Agence France-Presse: “China has launched an investigation into online mapping services by Internet giants including Google and Sohu in an effort to protect state secrets and territorial integrity, state press said. … The People’s Daily named U.S. Internet giant Google, as well as China’s Sohu and Baidu, as being under investigation. The report was seen as the first time the government media had named specific companies as possible offenders.” Via Ogle Earth.

Previously: Chinese Government Goes After Mapping Sites.