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Google have tested the app for a campaign against censorship

Google протестировал приложение для борьбы с цензуройIn Venezuela, the app became available to the world.

Google has launched an app which aims to fight censorship against the independent media, for the first time testing it in Venezuela.

According to him, Intra application that runs only on devices with Android operating system, allows you to connect the phone user directly to the Google servers. This enables users to circumvent any locks that are installed, local Internet service providers, and restricts the government’s ability to ban access to certain sites.

According to Jared Cohen, founder and CEO of Jigsaw (a division of Google), his team created this app after a long conversation with Venezuelan journalists, who told him about difficulties they faced in the Bolivarian Republic. “We designed Intra [specifically] for Venezuela, but the idea arose after our conversation with Venezuelan journalists,” said Cohen.

After a test run in Venezuela, the app became available to the world. It is noted that since the launch of the Intra has been downloaded more than 130 thousand times.

In recent years, Venezuela is going through an acute socio-economic crisis, accompanied by hyperinflation, devaluation of the national currency and a shortage of essential commodities and medicines. The government controls most of the media, putting pressure and closing opposition Newspapers.

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