Less than a year ago, when Google was being forced out of China over censorship issues, US government officials and business leaders criticised the Chinese, supporting Google in moving its proxy server to Hong Kong in the name of freedom of speech. Fast forward a few months later and the US is acting just as bad as China thanks to WikiLeaks revealing the content of thousands of American diplomatic cables. Not only has it blocked the website and made companies such as PayPal and MasterCard stop process donations to it, the US Army, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department are considering criminally prosecuting WikiLeaks and Julian Assange “on grounds they encouraged the theft of government property”.