Google CEO plays the cancer card to justify flirtation with Chinese totalitarianism


Google CEO Sundar Pichai says Google’s controversial Project Dragonfly, which is a search engine app censored to the specifications of the Chinese Communist Party: 1) was just an innocent thought experiment inside Google; and 2) would give Chinese people better information — about cancer, for example.

Whenever you want to justify police surveillance, you talk about cracking down on terrorists and pedophiles. And when you want to justify helping an Orwellian dictatorship, you talk about cancer.

Hey, Google: If you want to help Chinese people get better information about cancer, build a tool for circumventing the Great Firewall of China. (But, of course, there’s no money in that, is there?)