Google has been working on a top secret project that will aid China’s oppression in Tibet
For over a year, the company has been developing a search engine for the Chinese market.
Named ‘Dragonfly’, the search engine will comply with Beijing’s notoriously repressive censorship regime. It will restrict or completely block searches for “human rights”, “democracy”, “Dalai Lama” and “Tibet”. It will help the Chinese government whitewash its human rights abuses against Chinese human rights defenders, people in Hong Kong protesting for democracy and Tibetans and Uyghurs struggling for freedom. Google has also failed to clarify whether Dragonfly would comply with China's increasingly tight regime of internet surveillance, which requires companies to store the personal information of users, making it accessible to the country's security agencies.
Human rights groups have criticised Google’s plans and Google’s own employees are trying to push back against the project, which violates the company’s longstanding motto; “Don’t Be Evil”.
The search engine is due to be launched in 2019 - unless we can stop it.
Tell Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, to scrap these dangerous plans and to stand up for freedom of speech and human rights. Tell him to cancel Project Dragonfly.