Skip to comments.Google CEO Tells Senators That Censored Chinese Search Engine Could Provide “Broad Benefits”
Posted on 10/12/2018 2:04:12 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie
Google CEO Sundar Pichai has refused to answer a list of questions from U.S. lawmakers about the companys secretive plan for a censored search engine in China.
In a letter newly obtained by The Intercept, Pichai told a bipartisan group of six senators that Google could have broad benefits inside and outside of China, but said he could not share details about the censored search engine because it remains unclear whether the company would or could release a search service in the country.
Pichais letter contradicts the companys search engine chief, Ben Gomes, who informed staff during a private meeting that the company was aiming to release the platform in China between January and April 2019. Gomes told employees working on the Chinese search engine that they should get it ready to be brought off the shelf and quickly deployed.
According to sources and confidential Google documents, the search engine for China, codenamed Dragonfly, was designed to comply with the strict censorship regime imposed by Chinas ruling Communist Party. It would restrict peoples access to broad categories of information, blacklisting phrases like human rights, student protest, and Nobel Prize.
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He’s pitching it correctly. Governments hate an open net.
Synergy! Synergy between the techniques to give American searches a PC bias and those to make Chinese search results acceptable to the Emperor and the Party. Same software. Just use the appropriate bias module.
Google has set up a customized “search engine” for China. Actually, no. It’s an instrument to monitor the public and rate them on how much they conform to the rules of the totalitarian state.
They have set up a “light” version here.
Look it up, on Google.
Google searches in teh US are already skewed; not much differewnt from censorship. In fact, pretty much the same thing.
Welcome to being a Google coolie...
The Chinese are going to give the Google executives and US Senators Chinese women?
So he’s hoping for some Chinese broads?
It would be interesting to know if the Chinese government is being notified of who is doing the proscribed searching. You just know they asked for this feature. Did Google comply?
Google’s slogan: “Don’t be evil.”
Google’s practice: “Do whatever it takes.”
He forgot to add that firing squads also have a beneficial effects.
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