Facebook Censors to Appease China

28 12 2014


Facebook has removed a posting from an expert on Tibet about self-immolation of monks.

“I was really surprised. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I thought, ‘How is it that this has become like a Chinese website?’ ” said the author of two books about Tibet.

Facebook refuses to say if the video was removed because of protests from China, but it is know that China’s top “internet regulator” personally visited Facebook HQ earlier this month.  And there appears to be greater “cooperation” after Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder, visited China earlier this year and said he wants to expand in that country whose language he has begun speaking.