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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Google CEO Sundar Pichai refused to answer a list of questions from a bipartisan group of six senators.
Publicly, Google executive Ben Gomes has called the censored search engine “an exploration.” Privately, he wanted it completed “as soon as possible.”
Google staff “actively subverted” an internal review of a search engine for China that would blacklist terms like “human rights,” ex-Google employee said.
The company forced employees to delete the document, which stated that a Chinese partner would have “unilateral access” to user data.
Google’s plan for a censored search engine in China also blacklists terms like “Nobel Prize” and “human rights.”