Google's plan to launch a censored version of its Web search engine as an Android app in China has been criticised by the company's former head of free expression issues in Asia and the Pacific, who said the "stupid move" that would go against human rights principles.
Engineers at Google used search queries from a Chinese Web directory service owned by the company to develop blacklists for a censored search engine that is planned to be provided in China, possibly as soon as this year. A functioning version of the search engine is said to be ready.
Search behemoth Google will launch a censored mobile version of its search engine for the Chinese market, with no access to sites about human rights, democracy, religion or peaceful protest, The Intercept reports.
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