Staff at Google have called on the search giant to end work on a controversial search engine project for China. Called Dragonfly, the search engine would be a censored version developed with the aid of the Chinese government. In a letter published online 60 employees said the project would only help state surveillance.
Hundreds of Google employees have written to the company to protest against plans to launch a censored search engine in China. They said the project raised urgent moral and ethical questions and urged the firm to be more transparent.
In a move that critics say impinges on the legitimacy of democracy, the Brazilian Congress has approved legislation allowing parties and candidates to force social media outlets to censor offensive or critical content by anonymous authors.