- Google finally said that it is killing the censored search engine it had been building for China, known internally as Project Dragonfly.Â
- “Yes, we have terminated that,” Karan Bhatia, Google’s VP of Government Affairs and Public Policy, said at Tuesday’s Senate hearing entitled, “Google and Censorship through Search Engines.”Â
- The announcement comes two days after tech billionaire Peter Thiel said Google had been “seemingly treasonous” for its decision to work with China’s military and not the US military.Â
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For months, Google has danced around questions regarding the status of its censored search engine for China, but in a Senate hearing on Tuesday, one of its executives seemed to put the official kibosh on the project.
“Yes, we have terminated that,” Karan Bhatia, Google’s VP of Government Affairs and Public Policy, said in a line of questioning from Senator Josh Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, regarding Google’s recent efforts to build a search engine for the Chinese market â€” referred to internally at the tech giant as Project Dragonfly.Â See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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