President Donald Trump on Friday, July 26, mentioned possible concerns about the relationship between Google and China, hinting that the investigation is going on.

“There may or may not be National Security concerns with regard to Google and their relationship with China. If there is a problem, we will find out about it. I sincerely hope there is not!!!”

Earlier, Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal, said at the National Conservatism Conference in Washington, that there are three questions that Google executives should answer and urged the FBI and CIA to formulate them, according to Axios.

Here are Thiel’s three questions to Google, during an interview on Tucker Carlson’s Fox program on July 15:

  1. How many foreign intelligence agencies have infiltrated your Manhattan Project for AI?
  2. Does Google’s senior management considered itself to have been thoroughly infiltrated by Chinese intelligence?
  3. Thiel believes that Google should explain why it is committed to working with the army of the Chinese communist regime and not with the United States.

Thiel is convinced that Google has been infiltrated by Chinese agents and that this technology will sooner or later end up in the hands of the Chinese communist army. 

Joe Londsdale, Thiel’s partner in Palantir, told CNBC, “Google is not a patriotic company.”

“Everyone in [Silicon] Valley knows that the Chinese government is very involved. It’s something we don’t talk about a lot. It was very courageous of [Thiel] to talk about it,” he added.

In response to these statements, President Trump said on Twitter that he will analyze these issues.

“‘Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel believes Google should be investigated for treason. He accuses Google of working with the Chinese government.’ A great and brilliant guy who knows this subject better than anyone! The Trump Administration will take a look!” the president wrote on July 16.

In March, the president had already denounced on Twitter that Google was ‘helping China and their military, but not the U.S. Terrible!” 

The top U.S. military officer has called out Google for its artificial intelligence venture in China, saying it “creates a challenge” in maintaining a U.S. military advantage over the Chinese.

“That venture for artificial intelligence in China … indirectly benefits the Chinese military and creates a challenge for us in maintaining a competitive advantage,” Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on March 22.

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