Google’s effort to return to China is getting attention fromCongress
A bipartisan group of 16 legislators sent out a letter to Google on Thursday asking if the effort suggested the search giant would abide by China’s web censorship and monitoring policies, according toReuters
Google is supposedly dealing with a censored variation of its online search engine for China, which would approve it entry back into the nation 8 years after at first pulling away.
The task, supposedly called “Dragonfly,” stimulated a demonstration by 1,000 Google staff members last month. Some staff members, consisting of Senior Research Scientist Jack Poulson, have likewise now supposedly resigned in demonstration.
The legislators stated they had severe issues concerning the prospective search task and asked if Google would “ensure that individual Chinese citizens or foreigners living in China, including Americans, will not be surveilled or targeted through Google applications.” They likewise asked how the search giant would alert users in China about limitations Google is sticking to.
To mitigate staff member issues, Google CEO Sundar Pichai supposedly stated last month that the search giant is “not close to launching a search product in China” however that it’s thinking of how to do more in the nation.
Google didn’t instantly react to an ask for remark.Neither didRep David Cicilline, who signed the letter to the business. Co- signerRep Michael McCaul decreased to comment beyond the letter.