Chinese human rights groups criticise internet company for reportedly designing software that would leave out blacklisted content

Google has been condemned for supporting state censorship following reports that the company is working on a mobile search app that would block certain search terms and allow it to reenter the Chinese market.

The California-based internet company has engineers designing search software that would leave out content blacklisted by the Chinese government, according to a New York Times report citing two unnamed people familiar with the effort. Such blacklisting would allow the company to reverse its move out of the country eight years ago, taken due to censorship and hacking.

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