Facebook May Be Experimenting With Software That Censors Posts
Censoring posts could help Facebook gain access to users in China, where it has been banned since 2009.By Ryan Biek | November 23, 2016
Facebook wants "to make the world more open and connected" — except maybe for China.
Current and former Facebook employees, who wished to remain anonymous, told the New York Times the social media website is experimenting with software to suppress posts in the Communist-led country.
The Chinese government blocked Facebook in 2009. The country has also banned Google, Instagram, Twitter and thousands of other websites that the Communist party has deemed harmful. Creating this censorship tool could possibly help Facebook regain access to 1.4 billion users.