The United States Vice-President Mike Pence has asked Google to end its censored search engine project, “Dragonfly” of China.
According to reports, yesterday VP Pence stated that American companies must review turning over intellectual properties as they are expanding it in China.
Modified search engine of Google– codenamed “Dragonfly” would “strengthen Communist Party censorship and compromise the privacy of Chinese customers,” added Pence.
The news related to Google’s plan to develop a censored Chinese search engine broke in August when source stated that the search platform of Google would blacklist “sensitive queries” about subjects, such as- free speech, politics, democracy, peaceful protest, human rights, and triggered internal protests among some of the employees.
Two weeks after the reports, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai told Google employees that China plans were in its “exploratory” and “early stages”.
Google operated its services until 2010 in China.
Pichai scheduled to confirm before the House Judiciary Committee in November to calm concerns over privacy factors and Google’s entry into the Chinese market.
He also confirmed that November scheduled during a private talk with GOP lawmakers in September on Capitol Hill.
Pichai in a statement stated that “We remain committed to continuing an active dialogue with members from both sides of the aisle, working proactively with Congress on a variety of issues, explaining how our products help millions of American consumers and businesses and answering questions they arise.”