Facebook 'made China censorship tool'

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The social network refused to confirm or deny the software's existence, but said in a statement it was "spending time understanding and learning more" about China.

Censorship concessions Since 2009, the only way to access Facebook in China has been via a virtual private network - software designed to "spoof" your real location and avoid local internet restrictions.

According to employees quoted anonymously by the New York Times' reporter Mike Isaac, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was questioned about the plans in an all-staff meeting earlier this summer.

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