Amnesty backs Google shareholders
Pressure group applauds pressure
A Google shareholder has called for the search giant to clean up its act, a move that’s been welcomed by Amnesty International.
An advisor to five public pension funds in New York has filed a shareholder proposal calling on Google to adopt a stronger anti-censorship stance. Google has been widely criticised for bowing to pressure from Chinese authorities to remove websites deemed “political” by the Chinese government.
The proposal calls on Google to resist attempts at censorship, tell people when it is censoring search results, and tell people what data it is retaining.
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