Google Readying “Dragonfly” Censored Search Engine in China

HeadlineAug 02, 2018

Google is preparing to launch a service in China that will allow Chinese censors to block search terms about human rights, democracy, religion and peaceful protest. That’s according to The Intercept, which reports that the project, code-named Dragonfly, was launched in the spring of last year and accelerated after Google’s CEO met with a top Chinese government official in December. In response, Patrick Poon of Amnesty International told The Intercept, “The biggest search engine in the world obeying the censorship in China is a victory for the Chinese government—it sends a signal that nobody will bother to challenge the censorship any more.”

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