Google Leak Reveals Secret Plans for Censored Search Engine in China

According to The Intercept, Google’s search engine chief Ben Gomes held a meeting in July to discuss the progress of Project Dragonfly, a new censored search engine for China. According to the leaked transcript, the launch of the search engine is planned for early next year.

The platform would blacklist words and phrases like “human rights,” “Nobel Prize,” and “student protest,” in order to conform with China’s strict censorship laws.

The tech giant has not publicly admitted the existence of Dragonfly but hundreds of employees have signed a letter demanding transparency surrounding the project.