Who’s Beholding to Whom? Remember China When Conducting Searches
Who’s Beholding to Whom? Remember China When Conducting Searches by Rory – The Daily Coin
If you still believe the internet is not censored it may be helpful, while still possible, to do a search or two on the censorship that has been unfolding over the past two years. It has been going on far longer than two years, but two years ago, during the Presidential campaign, censorship moved from a theory to full-blown in your face.
Now we have google openly helping China to censor what the citizens of China can and can not search. A few weeks ago there was meme that showed up of President Xi Jinping comparing the President to Winnie the Pooh. Personally, I’m not sure why, but it was going viral and then morphed into a great many meme’s depicting the President as Winnie the Pooh.
image – teinteresa.es
image – thesun.co.uk
Now we learn that google is helping to disappear these images in China along with anything and everything the state doesn’t want the people to know exist. But don’t tell anyone in the Senate of the United States, as they completely ignore the censorship efforts by google in China.
At a Senate hearing on data privacy on Wednesday, multiple senators asked Google’s chief privacy officer Keith Enright about the company’s plans to launch a censored search app in China.
Enright declined to specifically comment on how Google’s policies on protecting user privacy would square with leaked details that the proposed app would link users’ to their search queries by personal phone numbers.
Google‘s chief privacy officer Keith Enright dodged multiple questions about the company’s plans to launch a censored search app in China during a senate hearing on data privacy on Wednesday.
Senators pressed Enright on how Google’s policies on protecting user privacy would square with details that have leaked out about a proposed Chinese search app, including that it was designed to link users’ searches to their personal phone numbers.
In response to a question from Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., Enright echoed comments previously made internally by Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
“I will say that my understanding is that we are not, in fact, close to launching a search product in China, and whether we would or could at some point in the future remains unclear,” he said. “If we were, in fact, to finalize a plan to launch a search product in China, my team would be actively engaged.” Source
I’m beginning to wonder how long it will take these draconian measures to reach our shores. At the current pace of change, maybe 2025. If democrats take over the Senate, the House or both, well, it could be much, much sooner. If the progressive / liberal lunatics take the White House in 2020, well, not only will it be sooner, citizen journalist, like myself, will be in grave danger from the government and the NDAA section 1021.