Source: Digital Trends – By: Molly McHugh
A Facebook lobbyist recently said that perhaps the site was allowing “too much free speech” in countries that were not used to the luxury. The statement sounded something like a hint that the social networking site would be willing to make concessions in certain situations – certain situations like a market of 450 million Internet users who are subject to strict government censorship.
The Facebook-China rumor mill has been churning for years now, but it’s becoming increasingly obvious that the site will launch a censorship-friendly option in the country. There was some talk earlier this month that Chinese search engine giant Baidu’s new microblogging feature signaled it may forgo a Facebook collaboration, but according to All Things Digital that isn’t the case. The site’s “numerous sources” claim that Facebook is looking to launch in China and will adhere to the government’s censorship….
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