Google employees resign in protest against China censorship

Monday, September 17, 2018

Several Google employees have resigned in protest against the company’s plans to develop a search engine adapted to China’s desire for censorship.

It reports more foreign media.

According to Buzzfeed, seven employees have resigned because of the company’s lack of openness about the project called “Dragonfly”.

Google pulled its search engine from the Chinese market eight years ago because of censorship and hacking. According to the Tech Times, the new search engine should ignore topics that the Chinese government believes has “sensitive content”, such as democracy, speech freedom and human rights.

A loss of values

One of the employees who have terminated is Jack Poulson who has worked for Google since May 2016.

“I see our intention to provide for censorship and monitoring requirements in exchange for access to the Chinese market, as a loss of our values ​​and our state-of-the-art negotiating position worldwide, he wrote in his resignation made by The Intercept.

Ask for openness

In addition to terminations, 1,400 employees have signed a letter delivered to Google’s management. The letter states that the development of a search engine specifically adapted to China’s desire for censorship and control, raises moral and ethical questions about the work they are doing, writes the New York Times.

Google has not commented on the redundancies or the new project, which was made known to the public by a whistleblower.

Facebook apologized to Nina Karin Monsen

Monday, September 17, 2018


Facebook has lifted the exclusion of the disputed philosopher Nina Karin Monsen after the link to the article “Homo
sentimentality“.

In addition, Monsen receives a regret from the social media, writes the day.

– It looks like we made a mistake and removed something you published on Facebook that does not violate our policies. We would like to apologize and inform you that we have now recovered the post and removed the blocking of your Facebook account, it says in an email that the newspaper has accessed.

The article she linked to, addresses questions about marriage and KrF politician Geir Jørgen Bekkevold’s marriage of a lesbian couple. It’s the third time she got the quarantine from the social media, and originally the exclusion should have been for 30 days.

My comment on this is:

The homolobby has for many years been under the skin for many. This is reflected in the slow but surely acceptance of the people. To be gay and live it out should be normal now. God hates sin, and gay practice is a sin in the Bible. BUT Gays are loved by God. But they should not have positions in the church.

It has gone too far now, including Muslim/Christian devotional book, etc.