The Guardian reports that some Internet users searching Google for information on Google executives were given an English link to "Corporate Information – Google Management" which took them to a page with the information all in Chinese – http://www.google.com/corporate/execs.html. The company's corporate site www.google.com/corporate, was also in Chinese.
According to the Guardian, the problem only occurred in some areas, but could be reproduced after the cookies were deleted and when the private browsing mode was turned on. Originally though to be the result of hacking, Google was quick to label the problem as a 'bug.'
"This is not a hack but rather a bug affecting the language displayed to some users, and we are working to fix it soon," a Google said.
On Monday Google shut down its Chinese portal, google.cn and announced that it would be offering uncensored search results in simplified Chinese through google.com.hk.
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