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

Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has officially commented on the statements of the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense about the presence of censorship in the company's smartphones.

On the eve, there were reports that the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense advises users not to buy smartphones from a Chinese manufacturer and get rid of existing devices from China. According to the Lithuanian cybersecurity agency, Xiaomi devices sold in Europe have a built-in ability to recognize and block certain phrases such as “Long live Taiwan independence” and “democratic movement”.

The company declares that Xiaomi devices do not censor messages sent by users or the text they enter:

Xiaomi has never restricted and will never restrict or block the personal activities of users of the company's smartphones, such as searching, making calls, browsing the web, or using third-party communication software. Xiaomi fully respects and protects the legal rights of all users. - Xiaomi

In addition, the company emphasizes that it complies with the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR), and the capabilities of third-party advertising filters on Xiaomi devices are not available in the EU and in any other jurisdiction where their use is contrary to law.

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