In 2010, the largest search engine in the world made a promise not to support China’s censorship of the internet. But in August 2018 it was revealed that Google was preparing to break their promise.
Google has been working on a secretive programme to re-launch its search engine in China code-named Google Dragonfly - even if it means cooperating with the Chinese government’s repressive online censorship and surveillance.
People using Google in China would be blocked from accessing banned websites like Wikipedia and Facebook. Content from search terms like ‘human rights’ would be banned. The Chinese government would even be able to spy on Google’s users – this is a government that routinely sends people to prison for merely sharing their views online.
If Google is willing to trade human rights for profit in China, could they do the same in other countries?
Stand in solidarity with the staff members at Google who have protested the project and tell CEO Sundar Pichai to #DropDragonfly before it can be launched.
Sign the petition and demand that the CEO of Google:
- Drop the Dragonfly programme and publicly commit not to re-launch a search engine in China at the expense of human rights.
- Guarantee protections for whistle-blowers and other employees speaking out