We all know that the social network giant Facebook has long said that they are interested in China, and they are taking the time to understand and learn more about the country in different ways. Now according to some reports, Facebook has been secretly testing a new application in China.
Facebook Has Been Secretly Testing A New Photo Application
Facebook’s interest in penetrating the Chinese market which led it to discreetly create a photo-sharing application, released in that country without being directly linked to the social network.
The photo-sharing application, called Colorful Balloons, which was launched in May to help the social media giant Facebook to enter a market that has been blocked since 2009, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The social network giant Facebook has said that its goal of connecting the world would not be possible without the most populous country on the planet but declined to confirm the details that were revealed by, the US media channel, The New York Times.
Here is what the social-network giant Facebook said in a statement “We have long said that we are interested in China, and we are taking the time to understand and learn more about the country in different ways”.
Moreover, the social network giant Facebook also added that “Our focus now is to help Chinese companies and developers expand into new markets outside of China using our advertising platform.”
The social network giant Facebook has long had the more than 700 million Chinese Internet users targeted, who currently use other local social networks, including TenCity’s WeChat.
The social network giant Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has made repeated attempts to Chinese court authorities, learn Mandarin, and promote a book by President Xi Jinping. He even posted a photo of himself running in Tiananmen Square last year, causing a stir in social networks.
The Chinese authorities have recently increased censorship of social networks and messaging platforms, partially blocking WhatsApp, which is owned by the social network giant Facebook, last month.
Some users turn to virtual private networks, a technology that allows users to route their data overseas, to avoid blockage, although the government has also been repressing such tools as well.
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