Quote of the day: Google's 'reasonable' decision in China

Tech giant Google has come under fire for its decision earlier this week to self-censor material on the Chinese version of its search service. Speaking to Reuters at the World Economic Forum now going on in Davos, Switzerland, Google co-founder Sergey Brin said he's no fan of censorship in China, but had to face the facts of doing business there.

"I didn't think I would come to this conclusion--but eventually I came to the conclusion that more information is better, even if it is not as full as we would like to see," Brin said. "It's not something I enjoy but I think it was a reasonable decision."

To read the Reuters story, click here.

To read the results of News.com's in-depth investigation of what Google censors in China, click here.

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