“Google CEO Sundar Pichai has refused to answer a list of questions from U.S. lawmakers about the company’s secretive plan for a censored search engine in China.
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.”
Yea, it has the benefit of election meddling, the benefit of de-platforming political enemies, the benefit of crushing competition, the benefit of controlling the narrative, and the benefit of mass manipulation due to the sheer size of Google. Google is a monopoly. It must be broken into multiple smaller companies. It’s better for the economy. It’s better for freedom. It’s better no matter how you look at it unless you’re evil.