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Google employees criticise 'censored China search engine'

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Hundreds of Google employees have written to the company to protest against plans to launch a "censored search engine" in China.
2018/08/22 01:08
Google, which has never spoken publicly about the plans, declined to comment
2018/08/22 01:08
reports last month claimed it had been secretively working on a new Chinese search service, referred to internally as Dragonfly.
2018/08/22 01:08
The platform, which still requires Chinese government approval, would block certain websites and search terms like human rights and religion.
2018/08/22 01:08
In their letter, which was shared with various media organisations, they also argue it would violate the "don't be evil" clause in Google's code of conduct."We urgently need more transparency, a seat at the table, and a commitment to clear and open processes: Google employees need to know what we're building," the letter said
2018/08/22 01:09
In April, thousands of staff criticised its work on a US military programme developing artificial intelligence for drones. Google has since ended its AI contract with the Pentagon.
2018/08/22 01:09