Billionaire Peter Thiel calls for federal investigation of Google for its “seemingly treasonous” actions


Last year, it had been reported that Google was working on project called Dragonfly, censored search service in China. However, the company stopped the project after hundreds of its employees opposed it.

Google denies Thiel’s allegations

A spokesperson for Google rejected the Thiel’s allegation as false and the search engine giant reiterated that it is not working with the Chinese military.

“As we have said before, we do not work with the Chinese military,” according to the company’s spokesperson.

Thiel is a board member of Facebook. His criticism against Google comes as the social media giant’s privacy practices are under scrutiny.

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reportedly approved approximately $5 billion settlement to resolve its investigation into social media giant’s violations involving the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal.