Google plans to launch censored search engine in China

Google is verging on establishing a censored search engine in China that will exclude search terms on democracy, government criticism, peaceful protest, religion and human rights. They are working closely with the Chinese government to develop the app. Google has not been active in China for several years in protest of its censorship laws. (The Intercept, August 1, 2018, by Ryan Gallagher)

In a press release by PEN America, August 2, 2018, Summer Lopez said, “Google needs to understand the significance of their choice. If they move forward with this censored search engine, they will become an active partner in the largest system of online censorship in the world, and be complicit in the silencing of dissent and independent voices in China.”

For previous FAC coverage on Google and China, click here and here.


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