Google has quietly announced changes to its Blogger blogging platform that will enable the blocking of content only in countries where censorship is required.
Google's announcement three weeks ago, buried in a Blogger help page, went unnoticed until it was highlighted by TechDows.
Google wrote that it would begin redirecting Blogger traffic to country-specific URLs, meaning whatever country you're in, you'll get that country's domain for Blogger-hosted blogs. Doing that, Google wrote, means content can be removed on a
per country basis. Google added:
Migrating to localized domains will allow us to continue promoting free expression and responsible publishing while providing greater flexibility in complying with valid removal requests pursuant to local law.