Skype says texts are censored by China – Alison Maitland

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Skype, the fast-growing internet communications company that belongs to , has admitted that its partner in China has filtered text messages, defending this compliance with censorship laws as the only way to do in the country.

In a Financial Times , Niklas Zennstr√∂m, Skype’s chief executive, responded to accusations that the company had censored text messages containing words like “Falun Gong” – a banned movement – and “Dalai Lama”. He said that Tom Online, its joint venture partner in China, was complying with local .

“Tom had implemented a text filter, which is what everyone else in that is doing,” said Mr Zennstr√∂m. “Those are the regulations.”

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