Sundar Pichai makes case for a potential move into China by saying Google already censors information elsewhere

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In a New York Times interview, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said when the company follow’s Europe’s “right to be forgotten” laws, “we are censoring search results because we’re complying with the law.”

Google faced internal and public backlash earlier this year when the Intercept reported the company was working on a censored version of its search engine in China.

Europe’s “right to be forgotten” laws generally focus on the right to request a company delete personal data in some circumstances, while the Chinese government is known to censor factual historical information.

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