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Wednesday October 10, 2018

Transcripts Contradict Google's Statements On Chinese Search Engine

The Intercept obtained a transcript that suggests Google's plans for a censored Chinese search engine don't line up with their public statements. Earlier this year, after The Intercept originally broke the story, Ben Gomes told a BBC reporter that Google was merely doing "some exploration, but since we don't have any plans to launch something, there's nothing much I can say about it." However, the transcript of a speech Gomes made in July implies that the project is far more than an experiment they don't intend to launch.

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"The pace of the world is changing. There is a huge binary difference between being launched and not launched. And so we want to be careful that we don't miss that window if it ever comes."