By Ethan Baron | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: August 1, 2018 at 11:12 am | UPDATED: August 1, 2018 at 11:29 am Taking the high road, apparently, doesn’t pay enough to satisfy Google. Blocked by the “Great Firewall” from providing search services to the vast majority of Chinese, Google — which hauled in $33 billion in revenue last quarter — has decided to launch a search engine there that will blacklist search terms and websites concerning human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest, according to a new report. “The app Google is building for China will comply with the country’s strict censorship laws, restricting access to content that Xi Jinping’s Communist Party regime deems unfavorable,” The Intercept reported Wednesday. “The Chinese government blocks information on the internet about political opponents, free speech, sex, news, and academic studies. It bans websites about the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, for instance, and references to ‘anticommunism’ and ‘dissidents.’” The blacklists will also apply to Google’s image search, automatic spell-checking and suggested-search feature so “they will not recommend people, information or photographs the government has banned,” according to The Intercept. This news organization has reached out to Google for comment and will… Read full this story
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