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This is bad news all around. It is likely a huge percentage of searches performed by people will not enrich lives but most people will use it to mine out insights that others don't wish to be publicized.

Can you imagine people being rounded up in China over this and put into prisons over their "like".




You don't even have to imagine, it's already happened.


Do you have a link with more information?



That's true. Forgot about that case. I guess cases like this will explode in frequency.


Prison? That might not be the worst of it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilgour-Matas_report


They don't have Facebook in the Great Firewall of China.

And if they DID, people there wouldn't be liking Falun Gong. It's a bogus example.


> It's a bogus example.

Is it, though? The search mentions a user who liked the Falun Gong branch in [a European city - they could probably anonymise this one a bit more]. I'm guessing there are a fairly large number of people who leave China to study or work, join Facebook while abroad, then return to the PRC at some point.


It's a search for people who have family members in China. Not people in China.




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