Senators demand Google speaks up after ‘deeply troubling’ rumours of a censored search engine in China 


US senators have slammed Google over its “deeply troubling” plans to develop a censored search engine in China, and called on the tech firm’s chief executive to deliver answers surrounding the rumoured project.

The group of six policymakers, made up of members from both the Republican and Democratic party, have demanded more details from the US company over claims it is creating an app that would prevent Chinese citizens from searching terms about human rights, democracy and religion.

The app made by Google will also block access to certain websites, including the BBC and Wikipedia, according to leaked internal documents seen by The Intercept.

Google is yet to confirm or deny the project, nicknamed…

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