Is Facebook illegal in China?

Is Facebook illegal in China?

Many nations, including Mainland China, Iran, Syria, and North Korea, have blocked or temporally restricted access to the social networking website Facebook. China, Iran, Syria, and North Korea are the only nations that have a 24-hour restriction on access to the social networking site as of May 2016. The other countries that ban Facebook include Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territory, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Tunisia.

The basis for these restrictions varies from country to country. In some cases, it is claimed that Facebook violates local laws; in others, that it is considered harmful to social order or national security. In addition to restricting access to its users within their borders, several countries have also banned or limited the use of social media by their citizens abroad. For example, Iranian authorities have used this tactic to prevent their citizens from communicating with relatives living outside the country.

It is possible to get around most country-level bans by using virtual private networks (VPNs) or proxy servers. A VPN creates a secure connection between your computer and another server owned by a VPN provider. Users can then access the internet through this connection rather than their regular ISP service. Some countries may try to block specific services such as Facebook or Twitter, but many VPN providers will be able to circumvent these blocks by using different servers located in countries where these services are not prohibited.

Are there any countries that have banned Facebook?

China, Iran, and North Korea are the only nations that have a 24-hour restriction on access to the social networking site as of May 2016.

In April 2009, Iran's government blocked access to Facebook for a day in protest at a film made by users of the site which was critical of President Ahmadinejad. The move caused such an outcry that government officials later announced they would not try to censor the web again.

In August 2008, China's government blocked Google and several other foreign internet companies within its border. They did this to prevent their citizens from searching for "subversive" topics such as protests in Beijing during the Olympics. The companies agreed to comply with censorship orders from the government and block sites containing illegal content.

In October 2001, North Korea blocked all Internet access throughout the country for seven months in an attempt to suppress criticism of President Kim Jong-il's rule. Some sources report that the ban was recently lifted, but others state that it has been reinstated.

Is there any country where Facebook is banned?

Facebook is not only restricted in China, but also in North Korea and Iran. Under "One Country, Two Systems," the special administrative territories of Macau and Hong Kong have access. However, these areas have their own Internet systems so if you go there, you won't be able to connect to the main Facebook network.

In addition, some countries may block Facebook because of social issues such as discrimination or violence. For example, Bangladesh has blocked the site since 2013 when it shut down all other online media in reaction to a terrorist attack that killed 20 people. The government said Facebook was used by the terrorists to communicate with each other and called it a threat to national security.

Other countries may restrict access to Facebook if one of its users on the territory violates an agreement called "no-spam." If you send spam emails or promote malicious software programs, many countries can block Facebook to protect their Internet users from harmful content.

Finally, some countries may limit access to Facebook if it does not comply with local data privacy laws. For example, the California legislature passed a law requiring companies to get user consent before using cookies. Because Facebook uses cookies, this made it necessary for Facebook to get permission from users every time they visit a website with which it wants to share information about them.

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