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Google employees signed an open letter to the leadership against the launch of a censored version of a search engine in China

1,400 employees signed a letter against the Dragonfly project that will allow Beijing to monitor user activity.

Photo: Aly Song / Reuters

A group of employees published an open letter urging their employer to cancel their plans to launch a censored version of the search engine Dragonfly in China. The Dragonfly project has been heavily criticized by human rights organizations: Google will actively participate in human rights violations with the assistance in censoring and suppressing dissent. The project, reportedly, will allow a Chinese company that has collaborated with Google to access the search history of users, for example, by requesting their phone numbers.


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