Google's censored version for China
- 31 July 2018
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There have been rumors after Google's CEO Sundar Pichai trip to China back in December of 2017 to discuss the tech company’s future in the country and the plan to launch a censored search engine reportedly accelerated from there. The search giant is building a government appropriate version of itself for the huge Chinese market.
The news about Google, comes from reporter Ryan Gallagher at the Intercept, who has seen confidential internal documents about the plans for a censored search engine.
Code-named "Dragonfly", Google’s new technology has reportedly been in development for over a year and has already been demonstrated to some Chinese government officials. According to the Intercept, roughly 200 employees at Google are working on the new censored search engine. Most are based at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, though others are reportedly spread out across the United States.