Google CEO tells senators that censored Chinese search engine could provide “broad benefits”

As we’ve said in other posts Google’s joint project with the Chinese communist party won’t stay in China. In fact it seems to be coming to our shores more quickly than we thought.

(From The Intercept)

In a letter newly obtained by The Intercept, Pichai told a bipartisan group of six senators that Google could have “broad benefits inside and outside of China,” but said he could not share details about the censored search engine because it “remains unclear” whether the company “would or could release a search service” in the country.

Pichai’s letter contradicts the company’s search engine chief, Ben Gomes, who informed staff during a private meeting that the company was aiming to release the platform in China between January and April 2019.

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