Revealed: Google is planning to launch a censored search engine in China that will blacklist websites & search terms about human rights, democracy, political opposition, academic studies, religion, & peaceful protest
Big story today from on Google's plans to relaunch a (censored) search engine in China. Let's take a tour of Google's history in China and many attempts to get back in post-2010. Settle in for a long and winding #Chinafornia ride. Thread
Google won't work with the Pentagon on artificial intelligence but will help China maintain its authoritarian system
Exclusive: Google plans to launch censored search engine in China, leaked documents reveal by
Google is preparing to return to China with search, censored per government, suppressing prominence of some results and removing others entirely. Wikipedia, BBC, pages on democracy and human rights, all out. Major and disturbing scoop
Giving benefit of the doubt until we learn more. But reading how has plans to help #China set up a censored search engine is very disturbing. They won’t help ⁦⁩ keep us safe but they will help China suppress the truth?
“The biggest search engine in the world obeying the censorship in China is a victory for the Chinese government – it sends a signal that nobody will bother to challenge the censorship any more.”
Hi , how will you live with yourselves when you start censoring articles about China's concentration camps in Xinjiang that currently hold hundreds of thousands of innocent people?
Exclusive: plans to launch censored search engine in #China, leaked documents reveal (byline:)
Google is planning to launch a censored search engine for China that will block out politically sensitive search results, according to
It is already extremely difficult for Chinese to freely access information and to freely express themselves. This could be the final nail in the Chinese internet freedom coffin. But the ensuing crackdown on freedom of speech will be felt around the globe.
Background on Google's plans to launch a censored search engine in China, codenamed Dragonfly. The search app will “blacklist sensitive queries.”
Huge scoop by with big #bizhumanrights implications! " 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, & peaceful protest"
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Google collaborating with the Chinese government on a totalitarian-friendly search engine.
Leaked documents reveal Google is planning to participate in censorship and oppression in China. The censored version of its search engine will blacklist websites and search terms about human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest.
For a second I was worried that Google violated its “Don't be evil” ethics motto by caving to Chinese pressure to censor its search engine. No need to worry! Google dropped that slogan a few months ago. Evil is doubleplusgood now.
Amnesty's : “This has very serious implications not just for China, but for all of us, for freedom of information and internet freedom. It will set a terrible precedent for many other companies..."
Googles plans to launch censored search engine in China. Engine would automatically filter anything blocked by the Chinese govt firewall, like mentions of Tiananmen Square, Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm, and American media outlets.
“The biggest search engine in the world obeying the censorship in China is a victory for the Chinese government – it sends a signal that nobody will bother to challenge the censorship any more,” said researcher .
😡WTF! How enabling mass politically-directed censorship of (AI-enabled) search isn't a violation of Article 19 & in turn a violation of Google's pledge not to build tech that "contravenes widely accepted principles of...human rights" is a mystery indeed...
A search engine that "will blacklist websites and search terms about human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest" was built secretly and hidden from the vast majority of the workforce. Now, they will have to reckon with their workers.
Google's slow decline from "do no evil" to "do the right thing" to "what is the right thing anyway?"
The search app will “blacklist sensitive queries” so that “no results will be shown” at all when people enter certain words or phrases, the documents reveal.
Attn : Censoring in #China is managed by the Chinese Communist Party. It should NOT be done by companies to access the China market. Read report on apparent plans to launch PRC-friendly search engine blacklisting #HumanRights:
Google reportedly has a secret project to return to China with a search engine that complies with Beijing's censorship regime
Should Google be required to register as a Foreign Agent of China?
Some impact after 's report that first broke the story about 's plan: . 's take: - Google employees criticise 'censored #China search engine'
This is a real test for Google employees. They got management to back down a bit on Project Maven; the stakes here are far higher.
Exclusive: Google plans to launch censored search engine in China, leaked documents reveal by Worrying. With my take in this report.
“Examples cited in the documents of websites that will be subject to the censorship include those of British news broadcaster BBC and the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.”
Now Google seeking to collaborate w/the Communist Party on censorship: "A big disaster for the information age," says By “[W]hat is done in China will become a template for many other nations," their source said.
Google actually considered naming the censored search engine it plans to launch in China Maotai. Because it leaves a bad taste in your mouth?
“Documents seen by The Intercept, marked “Google confidential,” say that Google’s Chinese search app will automatically identify and filter websites blocked by the Great Firewall.”
Google reportedly has a secret plan to return to China with a censored search engine that complies with the Chinese government. #China #Google #VPN #Censorship a
Breaking: Google to launch search app in China confined by the Great Fire Wall
"[B]anned websites will be removed from the first page of results, and a disclaimer will be displayed stating that 'some results may have been removed due to statutory requirements.'" Can anyone identify the statute that bars displaying a search result?
Exclusive: Google plans to launch censored search engine in China, leaked documents reveal by
If Google goes through with this and launches a censored search engine in China, effectively normalizing and Americanizing authoritarian censorship, this will be the Waterloo in the global battle for a free internet as a norm.
Google is planning to launch a censored search engine in China? So much for "Don't Be Evil" by
Google is planning to launch a censored version of its search engine in China. "The biggest search engine in the world obeying the censorship in China is a victory for the Chinese government [...] nobody will bother to challenge the censorship any more"
w/ my take in this exclusive report by of : plans to launch censored search engine in China “This has very serious implications not just for China, but for all of us, for freedom of information and internet freedom,”....
Google can't stop China from censoring the internet, but why should Google make it easy with censored searches? An uncensored search would yield censored sites, but then China would be the visible cause of the censorship rather than Google covering it up.
American companies should not build platforms for mass censorship of people and ideas, nor should they directly collaborate with oppressive regimes on products that result in imprisonment of dissidents.
#Google plans to launch censored search engine in #China, leaked docs reveal via If confirmed it's a craven reversal of its principled stand in 2010 via
"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, & peaceful protest, The Intercept can reveal"
It used to have the tagline "Don't be evil." Now, the new tagline is "Don't miss a profit opportunity."
Google reportedly planning to launch a censored version of its search engine in China that will comply with censorship laws and block websites and search terms about human rights and democracy
Google's expertise in censoring the Internet for the Chinese communist party will help it save Americans from being exposed to non-woke views.
Do no evil? (or just make it invisible?) Exclusive: Google plans to launch censored search engine in China, leaked documents reveal by
Great to see this first step of impact after 's 's report: 's take: Employees Protest Secret Work on Censored Search Engine for #China w/ content of the letter
Exclusive: Google plans to launch censored search engine in China, leaked documents reveal by
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
Something jarring about #DWebSummit trending today, just as breaks this story about Google succumbing to Wall St's growth imperative and building a censored, human rights-denying Chinese search service.
Leaked documents reveal Google plans to launch a censored version of its search engine in China.
So much for "Don't be evil." Collaborating with an oppressive regime, is 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.
. calls it "a big disaster for the information age" -- Google plans censored search for China that "will 'blacklist sensitive queries' so that 'no results will be shown' at all when people enter certain words or phrases"
This is really really bad, if true. Google plans to launch censored search engine in China, leaked documents reveal by
Google could launch a censored search service in China within 6-9 months — project is apparently at an advanced stage
Teams of programmers and engineers at Google have created a custom Android app, different versions of which have been named “Maotai” and “Longfei.” — but maotai, really???
Google‘s “Don’t be evil” motto dropped indeed...
It looks like the lure of the China market is once again too much to resist for an American tech company, as Google allegedly works to re-establish itself in the CCP's good graces with a censored search engine.
#Google plans to launch censored search engine in #China, leaked docs reveal via If confirmed it's a craven reversal of its principled stand in 2010 via
Google planning to launch a censored version of its search engine in China
Exclusive: Google plans to launch censored search engine in China, leaked documents reveal
Google intends to launch a censored version of its search engine in China, according to leaked documents about so-called Project Dragonfly. Google withdrew from China in 2010 over the censorship issue.
Great when an exclusive changes the conversation, like this story has done over the last week. Awesome work, The Intercept.
This was such a hit last time
Google Plans to Launch Censored Search Engine in China, Leaked Documents Reveal - The Intercept via
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This looks like a great topic for Google's TGIF meeting tomorrow. :)
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Can’t wait for #SelfDrivingCars geofenced by insurers RE: crime/vandalism, rather than technical capability.
“Documents seen by The Intercept, marked “Google confidential,” say that Google’s Chinese search app will automatically identify and filter websites blocked by the Great Firewall.”
I'm *relatively* relaxed about the prospect of Google transparently censoring (🤔) search results. Much less so about risk to users from exposed search history, especially if they naïvely see Google as a relatively safe option.
“Don’t be evil”: Google plans to launch censored search engine in China, leaked documents reveal by
Exclusive: Google plans to launch censored search engine in China, leaked documents reveal by
"The Chinese government blocks information on the internet about political opponents, free speech, sex, news, and academic studies." on Google's plans for a China-friendly search engine.
Internal documents say Google planning a censored search app for China, following a Sundar Pichai meeting with a top official in December. Would be a joint venture. –The Intercept As they say, big if true.