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Google Workers Sign Letter Seeking End to China Project

  • Plans for Dragonfly project first publicly emerged in August
  • Re-entering China has been a key goal of CEO Sundar Pichai
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Asia Society’s Stone Fish discusses Google’s plans for a China search product that censors results. (Source: Bloomberg)
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A group of Google employees has signed a public letter calling on the company to abandon its plans for a Chinese search product that censors results.

Project Dragonfly, as the initiative is known, would enable state surveillance at a time when the Chinese government is expanding controls over the population, according to the letter signed initially by at least 10 employees, predominately software engineers and researchers. The document also called on management to commit to transparency, be accountable and provide clear communication.