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Facebook creates ‘censorship tool’ to return to China


Facebook has reportedly developed a censorship tool so the social media company may be allowed to re-enter the Chinese market. Facebook has been banned in China since 2009.

According to the New York Times which cited unnamed Facebook employees, the software suppresses posts from appearing in people’s news feeds in particular geographic areas. It was developed with the support of company CEO Mark Zuckerberg who has made several visits to China, meeting with the country’s top internet executives.

“We have long said that we are interested in China, and are spending time understanding and learning more about the country,” Facebook spokeswoman Arielle Aryah told Reuters.

Full story: rt.com

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