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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Google Lied About "Dragonfly" China Censorship Project According To Leaked Transcript

According to a leaked transcript, Google lied to the media regarding their secretive Chinese search engine, according to The Intercept.

The project, code-named Dragonfly, would blacklist phrases like "human rights," "student protest," and "Nobel Prize," and has resulted in at least seven Google employees quitting for ethical reasons. Other employees have circulated a letter recognizing a "code yellow" emergency, suggesting that the Dragonfly initiative violates Google's ethical code, which states that the company will not build or deploy technologies "whose purpose contravenes widely accepted principles of international law and human rights," according to The Intercept.

The project has also drawn criticism from human rights groups, congressional legislators and Vice President Mike Pence - who called on the search engine giant to "immediately end development of the Dragonfly app that will strengthen the Communist Party’s censorship and compromise the privacy of Chinese customers.



Anonymous said...

Of course they lied, can any of you clowns honestly think they wouldn't lie or don't lie? You people need to wake up...

UpTheCreek said...

Google's old motto: "Don't do evil".

Alphabet's new motto: "Do the right thing".

Ha, ha! They were just kidding.