Secretary of the United States Hillary Clinton said about the China-Google affair today, calling on China to investigate the cyberattack. Clinton also showed support of Google’s stance, stating that companies should refuse “politically-motivated censorship”. The remarks came in a speech centered around the Internet and freedom of information. The speech was made at the Newseum journalism museum in Washington.
Hillary Clinton said: “Countries or individuals that engage in cyber attacks should face consequences and international condemnation.”
Her speech will likely increase the tension between the U.S. and China. For its part, China has sought to downplay the entire episode and has stated that it should not interfere with Chinese-U.S. relations. [via BBC]