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Skype uses peer pressure defense to explain China text censorship

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Skype uses peer pressure defense to explain China text censorship

VoIP firm Skype has admitted that its Chinese partner filters instant messages sent using its software to comply with local censorship laws. Tom Online, Skype’s joint venture partner in China, has “implemented a text filter, which is what everyone else in that market is doing. Those are the regulations,” Niklas Zennstrom, Skype’s chief executive, told the Financial Times.

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