Xiaomi hires a third-party firm
If you are, by any chance, Xiaomi is currently under fire in Lithuania as the country’s Deputy Defense Minister criticized the company for censorship of its smartphones. The Chinese tech giant has now denied the allegations and is now hiring a third-party firm that is investigating Lithuanian government claims. It didn’t say what company it ired, though, but confirmed that it is based in Europe.
According to the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense, Xiaomi is blocking the terms of the villa such as “Azad Tibet”, “Taiwan’s independence alive” and “democracy movement.” The Minister stressed that all Chinese phones “throw in” as soon as possible. Xiaomi said these filters have been turned off for the European Union region.
Again, the Lithuanian government claims that the censorship filter can be enabled remotely at any time. The Chinese firm argues that these filters are an industry standard and are not commonly used by users for pornographic content and content that is found to be offensive to local users.