In August 2018 reports of Google developing for the people’s Republic of China a censored version of its search engine (known as Dragonfly) “that will blacklist websites and search terms about human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest”1
I just want to give a small picture of what was at stake here.
That’s 7 percent of the worlds search market share! It is very clear from net market-share that this 7 percent was taken right back from Baidu the worlds second largest search engine.
If even china can’t tackle the Google monopoly this shows the extent of their power. As the saying goes “if you can’t beat it join it”.