Google terminated Project Dragonfly - exec

Wednesday, 17. July 2019 05:20

Google's vice president in charge of public policy Karan Bhatia (pictured) said that the company has terminated its controversial search engine for the Chinese market, dubbed Project Dragonfly. During his testimony before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, Alphabet Inc.'s executive also stated that the tech giant does not intentionally censor speech in its home country.

Last year media reported that Google was planning to launch Project Dragonfly, an app that would blacklist websites and search terms about human rights and democracy. The project was widely criticized by Google's own employees.

Earlier, US President Donald Trump said that the Attorney General William Barr will "look into" allegations that China's intelligence services may have infiltrated Google, a claim previously made by entrepreneur Peter Thiel.

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