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Mark Zuckerberg has built a tool to censor posts in an attempt to unlock access to China

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Facebook has built a censorship tool in an attempt to get a foothold in China.

Facebook has "quietly developed a software" that would block certain posts from user feeds in some parts of the world, according to The New York Times.

The move is an attempt to appeal to China, where Facebook is currently blocked.

The company has neither confirmed nor denied the report, saying only that its China strategy is still a work in progress. Experts say in order for the deal to happen, Facebook would have to give China access to its servers -- a move that could potentially compromise user information.

Facebook has been blocked in China since 2009.

Critics are wary about this move abroad, citing issues here at home, such as fake news.

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