Billionaire Peter Thiel has accused Google of treason, saying that they are working with the Chinese government especially on a Chinese censored search engine known as ‘Dragonfly.
Google, it must be noted refuses to work with the United States military. If true, a case could be made for treason. Although I would think they would actually face lesser charges. President Trump called Thiel a brilliant guy and is promising to investigate the matter.
Google denies working with the Chinese government, but so does Joe Biden. Google has in the past helped China identify critics, so they could be punished.
Speaking Sunday at the National Conservatism Conference in Washington, D.C., Thiel, one of the president’s biggest supporters in the technology space, raised three questions that the search engine giant should be asked, according to Axios.
Breitbart News tech correspondent Lucas Nolan reported:
Google has come under fire previously for its relationship with China, particularly the development of a censored Chinese search engine codenamed Project Dragonfly. During a speech before the Hudson Institute in 2018, Vice President Mike Pence criticized what he believes is China’s theft of U.S. technology, urging Gooogle to take action on the issue. Pence said during the speech that other business leaders are hesitant to enter the Chinese market “if it means turning over their intellectual property or abetting Beijing’s oppression.”
Pence called on Google to listen to these other leaders and that “more must follow suit.” He also called on Google to end the development of its censored Chinese search engine project known as Dragonfly: “For example, Google should immediately end development of the ‘Dragonfly’ app that will strengthen Communist Party censorship and compromise the privacy of Chinese customers,” said Pence.