Google app tested in Venezuela takes swipe at press censors

Posted in: Censorship at 28/10/2018 00:10

Google has unveiled a tool meant to help fight press censorship around the world, testing it first in Venezuela, where journalists say they're battling a government bent on burying online stories that expose corruption and human rights abuses.

News junkies in Venezuela clicking on links to independent websites have been frustrated in recent years by messages on their screens saying the pages don't exist — a problem most blame on government moves to block access to critical information.

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