Top Pentagon officials have slammed Google, saying its work with China is “indirectly benefiting” the military in that country.
In a report published in The Hill on Thursday, senior defence officials blamed the tech giant of favouring China.
“The work that Google is doing in China is indirectly benefiting the Chinese military,” General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee.
“We watch with great concern when industry partners work in China knowing there is that indirect benefit,” Dunford said.
“And frankly, ‘indirect’ may not be a full characterisation of the way it really is, it’s more of a direct benefit to the Chinese military,” he added.