Google is in the process of launching a censored version of its search services for China, according to news website The Intercept, ending a years-long hiatus from the world’s largest online community.
According to the site, the project has been codenamed “Dragonfly” and was kickstarted in spring 2017.
Among the terms blacklisted in the search function will be democracy, religion, peaceful protests and human rights, it added. A final version could go live within six to nine months following the approval of Chinese authorities.
Google has been attempting to make other inroads into China since withdrawing from the market in 2010. This year, the company has worked on game development projects with online platform Chushou and social media giant Tencent Holdings.
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