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Peter Thiel Calls Out Big Tech’s Collaboration With Chinese Communist Regime

Tech billionaire investor Peter Thiel criticized major U.S. technology companies for being too cozy with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and called on them to undo their Chinese ties. “Since everything in China is civilian-military fusion, Google was effectively working with the Chinese military, not with the American military,” said Thiel in a virtual roundtable hosted by the Richard Nixon Foundation. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former White House national security advisor Robert O’Brien also took part in the event. Thiel is also a co-founder of PayPal and a member of Facebook’s board of directors. He was referring to a decision by Google not to renew a Pentagon contract in 2018, which provides the U.S. military with artificial intelligence (AI) for analyzing drone video footage in a program called Project Maven. Google’s reason for not continuing the military project was that it did not support “the use of …

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