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Google To Build Censored Search Engine For China

The search engine giant, Google is in plans to create a censored search engine for China market, according to the reports from Intercept, recognizing leaked records of the plans.

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Although the search engine giant is creating a tool of that kind, it does not necessarily mean that it’s coming into China very soon. United States technology companies are ready to spend time and finances to break into Chinese huge market. But the challenge is to get the approval from Chinese government.

The social network giant, Facebook was also reportedly working on a censorship device two years ago, but the company was unable to get into China ever since.

Google will black-list websites and search terms concerning democracy, peaceful protest, human rights and religion.

The project which is called ‘’Dragonfly’’ has been in progress since 2017, but the progress moved faster towards the end of 2017 meeting between  Google’s Chief Executive Officer  Pichai Sundar and one of the top Chinese officials.

The Company’s software engineers have reportedly created an Android application with a censorship tool and it was presented to the government of China. The final version will however be launched in the next 6 to 9 months period, the approval is still pending from Chinese executives.

Google’s search engine was in 2010 been affected by Chinese censorship laws whereby the Chinese government had to ban the search engine for almost a decade.

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