Hundreds of Google Employees Demand Transparency about Chinese Search Engines
Hundreds of Google employees want the company to be more transparent about alleged plans to expand to the Chinese market.
That turns out Thursday from a call that the employees jointly sent to the company top, according to news agency Reuters.
The staff wants one employee to be able to supervise the initiative. “Google employees need to know what is being built here,” according to the internal message.
In early August, rumours surfaced about a censored Google search engine in China. By editing messages, the company would try to comply with the strict Internet rules of the country.
The tech giant’s staff fears that Google will abandon its company motto “Do not be evil”. With censorship, the tech giant would help restrict freedom of expression in China.
The call can have an influence. The staff did something similar earlier this year. For example, staff members spoke out against a project concerning the development of artificial intelligence for army deacons. The search giant then decided not to renew the contract for this project.