Google says it’s controversial Chinese search app, Dragonfly, has been ‘terminated’ in the middle of a GOP senate grilling

to connectVideoSen. Hawley leaves Google executive searching for answers on the alleged conservative censorship

After the preparation, a Google executive, to Capitol Hill for the alleged discrimination, and the State Funds. Josh Hawley says that it’s time for you to keep track of, the tech giant responsible for the silencing of conservative viewpoints.

Under the withering questions from Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., a top Google executive said the company had “terminated” its censored Chinese search engine, the project was known as the Dragonfly.

“We’ll have a finished Project Dragonfly,” Karan Bhatia, Google’s senior VP of public policy, said that the controversial search for the app that Google had been working on it until he was pressured by its own employees and outside human rights groups to halt the project.

While the word “terminate” seems to have a finality, with regard to the Chinese market, Bhatia does not completely close the door on the project for an intensive exchange with the Hawley, at a hearing, which is under the censorship and allegations of the united states of america and the Chinese market.

A decision to ever look at it again in China, the search market is the one that we were to take it only in consultation with the key stakeholders.

— Karan Bhatia, Google’s senior VP of public policy

“Let me get this straight, we currently have no plans to move into the Chinese search market,” Bhatia said. “What am I willing to commit to, senator, is that in every decision, in order to ever look at it again in China, the search market is the one that we were to take it only in consultation with the key stakeholders.”

Google was back in China, starting in 2006, but abandoned it in 2010 after a cyber attack and that it was likely to be a Chinese government body. According to The Atlantic, Google has revealed that the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists had been hacked.


GOP Sen. Josh Hawley, shown here, had an intense exchange with a senior executive from Google this week.

The senator from Missouri, then turned to face the idea that Google’s search and news products are biased agianst his resignation, which the company has been consistently rejected and, as a recent survey in The Economist, have been refuted.

“My point is this: you’ve been more than happy to ideological censorship in the largest market in the world. You will be more than happy to work with the most repressive and high-handed rule of the planet, and (b) all income, be it what it may, which is good for Google,” Hawley said. “Why should anyone believe you now? You don’t require it of me that you’re not engaged in censorship when it suits your purposes in China, and the Chinese market in the future. Why should anyone believe you now when you say that you are not in the imposition of an ideological agenda?”

“We have been a trusted brand,” Bhatia said in a comment. “I don’t know what answer you’re looking for.”

Bhatia addressed the accusations of political bias at the start of his testimony.

“It is in conflict with our mission statement, in opposition to our interests, and it would be incompatible with the systems that we build in order to work with a political bias, and which, I think, is the reason why we have to have a third-party studies, including the ones to which I have referred, that is to show that we can not have a political bias,” Bhatia said.

During a Wednesday morning appearance on “FOX and Friends,” Hawley reiterated his concern about the Silicon Valley behemoth: “You had to have a search engine in China for years, and you get censored results in accordance with the communist Chinese government has always wanted, so why should we believe anything you have to say about censorship, when we know that you have been involved with in the past.”



Hawley also told “FOX and Friends”, that is, it’s probably time for the removal of the immunity is that Google, and other tech-based platforms will enjoy under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Under a bill Hawley, introduced in June, the tech companies would have to prove to the FTC that their algorithms and content deletion practices “neutral.”

During a House Judiciary Committee hearing in November, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai said the search giant has “no plans” to launch in China.

A lot of Google employees have learned about the Dragonfly, and after The Interception of the first to break the story of the development of the. A wide range of human rights groups has asked the California tech giant to stop work on the controversial project, and it was one of the complaints of the protesters are listed in alphabetical order of the shareholders ‘ meeting held in the month of June.

Fox News has reached to Google for comment.


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