Google closed the project of the Chinese search engine with censorship due to differences within the company.

Google closed the project of the Chinese search engine with censorship due to differences within the company. 3r371.  
Source: Techaeris
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In October, the news appeared on Habré that Google is planning to launch a modified version of its search service here. The modification should have been censored - there are many prohibited topics in China, so their new project should have been blocked without showing “sedition” in search results. 3r371.  
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Initially, reporters found out about this from 3r3177. Decryption protocol
a business meeting of Google employees, dedicated just to creating a search engine with censorship. Then it became known that "Chinese Google" should start work within 6-9 months. 3r371.  
stated 3r374. that the corporation is trying to establish long-term relations with China, so it sees nothing wrong with the launch of the service. He received the code name Project it. “This is a wonderful, innovative market. We want to understand what we can do in China, so we started from the inside, ”said Pichai. 3r371.  
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The head of the company said that the new search service could provide users with information on 99% of the queries they sent. Moreover, Pichay said that in many respects Google is better than local search services. 3r371.  
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Nevertheless, the company's employees opposed this project - not all, but many.
In November, 3r3r74. The account
appeared on the Medium. Google Employees Against Dragonfly
(Google staff vs. Dragonfly). An open letter was published in this blog, which called not to develop a specialized service for China. 3r371.  
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Representatives of Google, in particular, said that by meeting the demands of the Chinese authorities, the corporation thereby expressed support for the infringement of human rights. Many employees disagree with China’s strategy to improve and expand its methods of population control using technology and personal data collection. 3r371.  
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Now it became known that the corporation 3r3353. had to close 3r374. project under the pressure of thousands of its employees. It seems that this may affect all further attempts by the corporation to stay in China. 3r371.  
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It is worth noting that the Dragonfly not suddenly appeared . It was developed by an entire team that used Chinese web resource databases to customize the Google project filter. 3r371.  
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By the way, the company has in China a kind of outpost. This site is 265.com, which is positioned as the most visited Internet resource in China. The corporation acquired this site in 200? and since then has used it to provide information about markets, news, and various events to the Chinese. There is a search on the page, but this is not Google’s search engine, but Baidu, a Chinese service. Requests from 265.com users were redirected to Baidu. This year, Google began to collect inquiries entered on the site to form a strategy for how Dragonfly works. Based on this data, a prototype of the “Chinese Google” was built. 3r371.  
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High-ranking employees of the company said that the work on the project was carried out in the framework of strict secrecy, which is unusual for the company. In addition, the relationships in the team that worked on the Dragonfly project were much more strict in terms of “boss-subordinate” than is customary in the company. All this led to the fact that contradictions arose within the company, and work on the project was frozen. In particular, some important project meetings have been canceled. As far as can be judged, from Dragonfly decided to abandon. 3r371.  
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Last week Pichai, speaking before the US Congress, 3r3-373. stated 3r374. that there are no plans to launch a search service company in China. True, he did not say anything about plans for the future, so the likelihood of resuming work on Dragonfly still remains, although not too high.
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