Thursday, 2 August 2018

Google in China Internet giant 'plans censored search engine', reports say



Google is developing a version of its search engine that will conform to China's censorship laws, reports say.

 
The company shut down the engine in 2010, complaining that free speech was being limited.


But online news site The Intercept says Google has being working on a project code-named Dragonfly that will block terms like human rights and religion, a move sure to anger activists.


One state-owned newspaper in China, Securities Daily, dismissed the report.


When questioned about the claim, a spokeswoman for Google provided a brief statement.
"We provide a number of mobile apps in China, such as Google Translate and Files Go, help Chinese developers, and have made significant investments in Chinese companies like JD.com," it said.




BBC     News.