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Google is working on creating a search engine with a built-in censoring specifically for China. This publication reports The Intercept.
According to sources, the search engine will hide the sites from the state blacklist, including resources with information on human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protests.
The project, codenamed Dragonfly is being developed in the spring of 2017. In December 2017, the head of Google’s Sundar Pichai met with senior Chinese officials, after which the development version of censorship has accelerated, according to internal documents of the Corporation that have come to journalists.
The publication is well known about creating a version of the app on Android, different versions of which bore the name of Maotai and Longfei. According to journalists, the service has already been demonstrated by the Chinese government. The final version can be presented in the next 6-9 months.
If Chinese authorities approve the search engine, Google for the first time in 10 years to earn in China.
In June it became known that the Chinese authorities intend to reconsider the policy of filtering Internet content to cater to foreign travellers and to promote tourism. At the time we talked about partial easing of restrictions that should affect only a small part of the country — the southern island province of Hainan.
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