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Chinese authorities arrested and imprisoned dissidents
5:18 AM | мая. 31, 2017

And it's far from the first time that a tech company cooperated with the Chinese government to suppress content, as the industry generally complies with local regulations around the world. In 2016, The New York Times Facebook quietly developed software that could prevent posts from appearing in people's news feeds in specific parts of China, going further than the typical practice by U.S. Internet companies to block certain content after it's posted. The newspaper , just last month, on "a hidden bounty of perks, tax breaks and subsidies in China that supports the world's biggest iPhone factory" — billions of dollars' worth of steel coil at the heart of Apple's phone production. In 2014, the radio program Marketplace LinkedIn censoring posts from its members that were deemed sensitive by China's government. In 2010, Google in China could access the site as it faced possible loss of license to operate in the country. Perhaps the most notorious case dates back to early 2000s, when Chinese authorities arrested and imprisoned dissidents, including a Chinese journalist, provided by Yahoo. Yahoo by the dissidents' families in 2007. In 2005, Yahoo bought what later became its most valuable asset: a stake in a Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba.

The New York Times Apple removed both its English-language and Chinese-language apps from the app store in China on Dec. 23, though other prominent publications such as The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times as well as the Times' crossword puzzle and virtual-reality apps remain available. Along with other websites, the Times has faced restrictions for years.

Apple Pulls 'The New York Times' From Its App Store In China A user in Beijing looks at The New York Times app on an iPhone. Citing local regulations, Apple has removed The New York Times news app from its app store in China. The incident is the latest in the long history of media restrictions in the country, but also in the ongoing pattern of tech companies getting involved in the efforts.




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