Sergey Brin, Google co-founder has stated that he "understands why people are upset about his firm’s new policy in China" — reports this as a defense of the decision. But is it really a defense? The article states:

"I didn’t think I would come to this conclusion — but eventually I came to the conclusion that more information is better, even if it is not as full as we would like to see," Brin told Reuters in an interview in Switzerland.

Is Brin really defending the policy? It seems like all he’s admitting to is that a decision was made in a situation where there was no perfect solution, according to Google’s principles.