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Bill Gates says censorship is useless

SOFTWARE King of the World Sir William Gates III has warned governments across the globe that it is useless to censor Internet sites.

King Willy said that once a country was plugged into the world wide web the ability to withhold information does not exist as information can be sent in emails or other more untrackable methods.

Speaking to a Microsoft-sponsored forum, Gates said that if there was a desire by the population to know something, it was going to get out.

This information would be a little surprising to human rights groups which have attacked Vole for caving into China's restrictions of free speech.

Last year Microsoft shut down the site of a popular Chinese blog at the request of the Chinese. More in the Sydney Morning Herald, here: http://www.smh.com.au/news/bre...

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