The users of Microsoft's new China-based internet portal were recently blocked from using the words 'democracy', 'freedom' and 'human rights' in a move by the software giant to please Beijing.Other words that are not permitted on Microsoft China's free online blog service, MSN Spaces, include: 'Taiwan independence' and 'demonstration'.
If a user attempts to post one of these words in his blog, he would recieve the following message: "this item should not contain forbidden speech such as profanity. Please enter a different word for this item".
Microsoft has already been critisized for working with the Chinese government in an attempt to censor the internet.
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