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Snowden Adds Voice to Calls for Google to Stay Out of China

  • More than 50 human rights organizations signed joint letter
  • Google says it’s carefully weighing feedback before decision
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First Google Congressional Hearing

On the eve of Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai’s testimony to Congress, a coalition of human rights groups and activists, including former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, are demanding more details on the search giant’s potential plans to build out its China business.

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the Committee to Protect Journalists are among the organizations and individuals who signed the letter, which asks Google to promise it won’t create a search engine for China that contributes to censorship and political repression in the country.