VICTORY! Google drops Project Dragonfly
Sonamtso, Students for a Free Tibet’s Campaigns & Communications Director, representing the #StopGoogleCensorship coalition and presenting a proposal to #DropDragonfly at Google’s AGM today.
**Dragonfly is an Internet search engine app being prototyped by Google that was designed to be compatible with China's state censorship provisions.
Posted by Students for a Free Tibet on Wednesday, 19 June 2019
“After issuing some very vague statements on the status of Project Dragonfly, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told CNN the company has shelved the program and would need the “right conditions” to relaunch in the country, and censorship-free internet is an “important condition” for making that decision.
They really felt the heat on this one. It was great to see so many different groups come together to oppose this flawed project. And we would never even have known about Project Dragonfly if it had not been for the courage of Google staff who leaked the story to The Intercept last summer and then began an internal movement against it. Brilliant!” – Lhadon Tethong
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