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Tech companies that censor content for China: Apple, Microsoft, etc.

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The US and China are locked in an intensifying cold war, and the global tech industry is at the center of it

The standoff affects everything from supply chains to the sites everyday consumers can use — the US recently banned companies like Huawei from doing business in the US, and on the flip side, many US tech companies are banned from operating in China under its strict “Great Firewall” of censorship.

Wikipedia, Twitter, and Facebook, are among the major websites that Chinese users can’t access. Other companies have controversially decided to make concessions to China in order to operate in the country, including Microsoft and Apple. US companies that comply with Chinese censorship policies often face criticism, which led Google to abandon plans to expand a search engine to the country.

Here are all the ways that tech companies have operated — or attempted to operate — in China under the Great Firewall.

Apple, Microsoft, Google, Airbnb, and Blizzard all did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment on their operations in China. 

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