More than 1,400 Google staff, many journalists, and human rights organizations are calling on Google to halt its controversial project called Dragonfly.
What is Project Dragonfly?
Dragonfly is a search engine specially built for China. It would unleash more censorship on a mass scale by selectively blocking certain search terms, apparently at the behest of China's government. Human rights groups are blasting the company for aiding and abetting China's mass surveillance and rights violations which could result in potential imprisonment.
It turns out Google's employees had been unwittingly working on this project for a while until 2017
It turns out Google's employees had been unwittingly working on this project for a while until 2017 without knowing its intended purpose. News of this highly secret program finally leaked and no one is letting it get swept under the rug.
Thankfully, since the news leaked out, no amount of time has caused advocates and free speech lovers to forget this scandal. Those in the know are using the hashtag #DropDragonfly.