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Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
In written response to Senate Intelligence Committee, Facebook says free speech and privacy will inform any decision to return to China   —  Facebook Inc. said if it ever returns to China, the company will do it in a way that preserves rights to free expression and privacy — issues that make such a move almost impossible today.
Nov 14, 2018, 7:30 AMIn context
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Responding to Tim Cook's privacy speech, ex-Facebook CSO Alex Stamos calls out Apple's anti-privacy moves in China and tech media for ignoring them in coverage   —  - Former Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos said on Twitter Apple needs to “come clean” about how it blocks ways …
Oct 24, 2018, 7:40 PMIn context
Alyza Sebenius / Bloomberg:
Sources: Facebook and Twitter have so far not found evidence of Chinese meddling in the 2018 US elections, undermining President Trump's claims   —  - Cybersecurity firms also don't detect Chinese interference  — Social media giants have detected activity by Russia and Iran
Oct 24, 2018, 10:46 AMIn context
Abacus:
WeChat posts the top ten rumors every month so it can debunk them, and also offers a mini program to assist in debunking rumors, used by 300,000 people/day   —  In China, WeChat has become a primary news source for Chinese internet users, just as Facebook in the West.
Oct 8, 2018, 4:40 AMIn context
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Oct 5, 2018, 11:30 AMIn context
Aaron Tilley / The Information:
Apple has hired Liz Schimel, a former president of Condé Nast China, whose LinkedIn page lists a July start date and her Apple role as “head of news business”   —  Apple is beefing up the management of its Apple News product, with the recent hiring of veteran media executive Liz Schimel.
Sep 9, 2018, 1:15 AMIn context
Li Yuan / New York Times:
As young Chinese grow up without access to free speech platforms, many seem uninterested in spotting online censorship, accepting Beijing's narrative   —  HONG KONG — Wei Dilong, 18, who lives in the southern Chinese city of Liuzhou, likes basketball, hip-hop music and Hollywood superhero movies.
Aug 7, 2018, 6:45 AMIn context
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
Source: Chinese government has withdrawn its approval for Facebook's new subsidiary in the country   —  SHANGHAI — For Facebook, success in China was brief.  Very brief.  —  For several hours, a Chinese government database showed that Facebook had gained approval to open a subsidiary in the eastern province of Zhejiang.
Jul 25, 2018, 10:31 AMIn context
Cate Cadell / Reuters:
Facebook set up subsidiary in China with registered capital of $30M; when asked, it said they are interested in setting up an innovation hub to support startups   —  BEIJING (Reuters) - Facebook has set up a subsidiary in China with registered capital of $30 million, according …
Jul 24, 2018, 1:50 PMIn context
Biz Carson / Forbes:
Chinese bike-sharing company Ofo lays off majority of staff in the US as insiders say it is scaling back its global operations to focus on China   —  Chris Taylor rides an Ofo bike in Seattle, the company's first city in the U.S. Taylor resigned from Ofo two weeks ago.
Jul 18, 2018, 11:10 PMIn context

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