Xiaomi in response to the call to throw away its smartphones in Lithuania

A continuation of the story appeared, in which Xiaomi and the Ministry of Defense of Lithuania were involved, which previously recommended that users not buy smartphones from a Chinese manufacturer and get rid of existing devices from China.

A few days ago, the Chinese tech giant officially commented on this statement, noting that Xiaomi devices do not censor messages sent by users or the text they enter. Now Xiaomi has added that it has hired security experts to assess the claim that its smartphones have built-in censorship capabilities.

Xiaomi may suffer as a result of deteriorating relations between Beijing and Vilnius. Some questions related to the alleged recognition of Taiwan by Lithuania. This led to the fact that Beijing called for the recall of the Lithuanian ambassador to China, and also initiated the recall of its ambassador from Lithuania in August.

In a statement, Xiaomi stated that it disputes certain conclusions of the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense and engages independent third-party experts to assess this issue. The representative of Xiaomi did not specify which experts are in question, but the source writes that this is a European organization with sufficient influence and experience.

Xiaomi also stated that its standard approach to some adware applications has been to protect users from extreme content such as pornography and links that could offend local users.

This statement by Xiaomi is viewed by the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense as an acknowledgment that the company does indeed have a blacklist of elements in its content filtering architecture. They insist that the list is politically motivated, possibly in line with Beijing's official position. Xiaomi continues to insist that its privacy policy is in line with existing data privacy regulations applicable in the EU.

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