Ryan Gallagher is a U.K.-based investigative journalist whose work at The Intercept is focused on national security and civil liberties.
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Investors, human rights advocates, and staffers continue to criticize Google for a project to bring censored search back to China.
Google reassigned several groups of engineers away from a planned censored search engine after a rift over its use of real internet queries in China for testing.
Sundar Pichai told the House Judiciary Committee that Google has “no plans to launch a search service in China.”
Google risks being “complicit in human rights violations” if it brings censored search back to China, said a global coalition of over 60 groups.
Google executives ignored internal warnings about their censored China search plan and threatened that employees would be fired if they spoke out.