Oct 4, 2018 - Technology

Mike Pence says Google should halt China search project

Mike Pence speaks at a podium

Vice President Mike Pence. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday that Google should "immediately end development of the 'Dragonfly' app [for the Chinese search market] that will strengthen Communist Party censorship and compromise the privacy of Chinese customers," per Reuters.

The big picture: Google's reported look at re-entering the Chinese search market has become a flashpoint for the company in Washington, with lawmakers expressing concerns about the project. Google has said it's not close to launching a search product in China.

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