Google is conducting a secret “performance review” of its censored China search project – The Intercept
What happened: Top managers at Google are conducting a secretive “performance review” of work on Project Dragonfly—the company’s censored search engine for China, sources have told The Intercept.
Typically, work at the company is peer-reviewed, with the results being assessed by management.
However, in this case, the normal process has been subverted and the review is being conducted by committees of managers.
Why it’s important: Google is attempting to keep all aspects of its China search project secretive.
Should Dragonfly undergo the usual performance assessments, employees across the company would be able to closely scrutinize the project.