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Title    Google Plans to Launch Censored Search Engine in China, Leaked Documents Reveal
Date    Friday August 03 2018, @12:30AM
Author    mrpg
Topic   
from the censorship dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/08/02/2246238

JesusAmieiro writes:

Google is planning to launch a censored version of its search engine in China that will blacklist websites and search terms about human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest, The Intercept can reveal.

The project – code-named Dragonfly – has been underway since spring of last year, and accelerated following a December 2017 meeting between Google's CEO Sundar Pichai and a top Chinese government official, according to internal Google documents and people familiar with the plans.

Teams of programmers and engineers at Google have created a custom Android app, different versions of which have been named "Maotai" and "Longfei." The app has already been demonstrated to the Chinese government; the finalized version could be launched in the next six to nine months, pending approval from Chinese officials.

Or does it not? China denies google's plans for a censored version

[...] Chinese state-owned Securities Times, however, said reports of the return of Google's search engine to China were not true, citing information from "relevant departments".

But a Google employee familiar with the censored version of the search engine confirmed to Reuters that the project was alive and genuine.

On an internal message board, the employee wrote: "In my opinion, it is just as bad as the leak article mentions."


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Links

  1. "JesusAmieiro" - https://www.barracoma.com/
  2. "Google is planning to launch a censored version of its search engine in China" - https://theintercept.com/2018/08/01/google-china-search-engine-censorship/
  3. "China denies google's plans for a censored version" - https://www.firstpost.com/tech/news-analysis/china-denies-googles-plans-for-a-censored-version-of-its-search-engine-4874091.html
  4. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=28206

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