The Chinese company Xiaomi said its devices do not censor user communication in response to accusations from the Lithuanian Defense Ministry.
This is stated in the comments of the press service of the company.
“Xiaomi devices do not censor user communication — neither input nor original. Xiaomi has never limited and will not restrict or block any personal use of our smartphones by users, in particular searches, calls, web browsing, or the use of third-party software. For communication, “the comment says.
The company has assured that Xiaomi fully respects and protects the legal rights of all users, and adheres to the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR).
The announcement comes in response to a report by the National Cyber Security Center of the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense, in which consumers were advised to avoid buying Chinese mobile phones and get rid of those they had bought earlier.
The report pointed out that the flagship smartphones sold in Europe by the Chinese giant Xiaomi have a built-in ability to identify and censor terms such as “Free Tibet”, “Long live Taiwan independence” or “Democracy Movement”.
Recently, relations between Lithuania and China have worsened due to the opening of a mission in Vilnius, which will be called the Representative Office of Taiwan.