And guess what? Google is helping to make a deeply censored Chinese alt-Internet happen.
Reportedly, Google has been developing “Project Dragonfly,” a censored version of its search engine that could appease authorities in China. The project allegedly included a means to suppress some search results, booting them off the first page, and a means to fully block results for sensitive queries, for example, around “peaceful protests.”
Search suppression is happening already, and likely not just in China.