News Summary: Coc Coc passes on charged searches

News Summary: New search engine in Vietnam sends politically sensitive searches to Google

Associated Press

PASS IT ON: A Russian-financed search engine seeking to challenge Google's dominance in Vietnam is redirecting queries for some politically sensitive terms to the U.S. company's website.

DUCK AND COVER: It's apparently a way for Coc Coc to avoid government anger or legal liability for sending Web surfers to websites that criticize the Communist party.

TIGHTROPE: Companies in Vietnam's booming Internet sector must negotiate the government's desire to stifle dissent that poses a challenge to its authoritarian, one-party rule.

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