Rachel Lerman, Ap Technology Writer Updated 4:38 pm CDT, Tuesday, August 20, 2019 President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington. Trump has been on a tear about Google that traces back to unfounded conspiracy theories about the technology giant, unproven claims by former Google employees and a small research study that the president misconstrued. less President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington. Trump has been on a tear about Google that ... more Photo: Alex Brandon, AP Photo: Alex Brandon, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 President … [Read more...] about Trump attacks on Google recycle baseless claims
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SAN FRANCISCO — President Donald Trump has been on a tear about Google that traces back to a series of unfounded claims about the technology giant circulating among conservatives. Among those claims: that Google interferes with U.S. elections, is biased against conservatives and prefers working with the Chinese military over the Pentagon. In several tweets issued this August, Trump assailed Google for alleged electoral interference and again brought up claims of its alleged secret involvement with the Chinese government. On Monday, the president reiterated a baseless claim that Google had "manipulated " the 2016 election in favor of Hillary Clinton, which his campaign's Twitter feed also picked up . All of these claims emerged from reports and commentary from conservative pundits and Trump supporters, none backed by convincing evidence. Google has also denied them. "Distorting results for political purposes would harm our business and go against our mission of providing helpful … [Read more...] about Trump attacks on Google recycles baseless claims
Jun 24, 8:28 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Leo Sun 06/24/19 AT 8:24 AM Last year, Alphabet's (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google faced a fierce backlash after details leaked about its censored search engine for China, codenamed Dragonfly. In December, The Intercept claimed that Google "effectively ended" the development of Dragonfly, but CEO Sundar Pichai refused to rule out future plans to develop another censored search engine for China.That refusal sparked a revolt among some shareholders, who tried to persuade Google to conduct and publish a human-rights impact assessment of a censored Google search engine in China. Google recently struck down that proposal during a shareholder meeting, and the company reiterated its "desire to increase its ability to serve users in China and other countries."That result shouldn't surprise investors. Google still sees China as a big … [Read more...] about Google Brushes Off A Shareholder Revolt Over Its Plans In China
By Josh Chin WSJ Sat., Feb. 9, 2019 The global internet is splitting in two. One side, championed in China, is a digital landscape where mobile payments have replaced cash. Smartphones are the devices that matter, and users can shop, chat, bank and surf the web with one app. The downsides: The government reigns absolute, and it is watching—you may have to communicate with friends in code. And don’t expect to access Google or Facebook. On the other side, in much of the world, the internet is open to all. Users can say what they want, mostly, and web developers can roll out pretty much anything. People accustomed to China’s version complain this other internet can seem clunky. You must toggle among apps to chat, shop, bank and surf the web. Some websites still don’t seem to be designed with smartphones in mind. The two zones are beginning to clash with the advent of the superfast new generation of mobile technology called 5G. China aims to be … [Read more...] about The Internet, Divided Between the U.S. and China, Has Become a Battleground.
China released new guidelines on censoring short videos Wednesday, prohibiting everything from foot fetishes to spoofing the national anthem, as Beijing continues to clamp down on "harmful" information. The China Netcasting Services Association, one of the country's largest government-backed internet associations, published a detailed list of 100 types of content that short video platforms must scrub. Political subjects topped the list, including Taiwan independence, criticism of Communist Party leaders, and parodying China's national anthem. The new rules also cover a wide range of other topics, including "money worship", unhealthy views of marriage and love, and "unverified" footage of protests and gatherings. They also apply to non-video content on the apps, including subtitles, comments and video titles. Over the past year, Beijing has ramped up its crackdown on "illegal" online content, as the government tightens policing of China's already censored web, which blocks many foreign … [Read more...] about Toe the line: China stamps out foot fetish videos