19 Oct Google Confirms That It’s Working With Chinese Communists To Stifle Free Speech
We reported in September that Google was suspected of working with the Chinese government to develop a search platform which fit China’s goals to stifle free speech.
Now Google has admitted that it is doing this. Via Hot Air earlier this week:
Last night, Google CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed months of rumors in a presentation hosted by Wired Magazine last night. Not only has Google worked on a new platform called “Dragonfly” to launch in China, they have perfected it for China’s censorship regime — which is tasked with stamping out dissent.
The Washington Post has more, but the facts are pretty simple: Google is putting its profits ahead of liberty. The same company which “bravely” took a stand against North Carolina’s modest HB2 law in 2016 is fully supportive of China’s oppressive regime.
CNN’s Jake Tapper was…less than impressed:
Google motto “don’t be evil” replaced by “⬛️⬛️⬛️ be evil” https://t.co/0Yac98hgPu
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 16, 2018
The good thing is that 2ndVote consumers in America still have the freedom to tell Google to take a hike. You can fight back against Google by changing search engines. DuckDuckGo prioritizes consumer privacy and is neutral on all of 2ndVote’s issue categories. And we have found Brave.com to be a similarly neutral web browser option, founded by former Mozilla executive Brendan Eich.