Facebook (FB) Developing Censorship Software to Get Back into China - NYT

November 22, 2016 5:39 PM EST

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(Updated - November 22, 2016 5:48 PM EST)

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) is said to be developing censorship tools to get back into China, the New York Times reported Tuesday evening.

According to the article, the social media giant has secretly developed software that will withhold some items from appearing in users' news feeds in certain geographic areas. The Times cited three current and former Facebook employees with the information.

The ultimate goal of the feature will be to get Facebook into China, where it has been blocked.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg is said to be wholeheartedly behind the effort.

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