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Crony Communism

Thursday, November 24, 2016 14:43
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Charlie Nash reports at Breitbart,

Facebook is reportedly working on a censorship tool that will restrict banned news from user’s timelines in preparation to launch officially in China.
The social network, which has been banned in communist China since 2oo9, reportedly sees “the country’s 1.3 billion residents as a source of enormous potential growth” in a climate where user growth is on the decline.

According to The Verge, Facebook has previously “taken down posts in other countries around the world, including Pakistan, Russia, and Turkey. But the tool now in development would prevent the posts from ever surfacing in the News Feed at all.”

…China passed a new bill this month which seeks to further prohibit criticism of the communist government, as well as anonymous internet browsing.

The country was listed as the worst abuser of internet freedom in a report this year, followed by Syria and Iran.

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