Twitter says `no plans` to enter Chinese market
Twitter has reportedly dismissed plans to enter the Chinese market, where the government strictly censors the Internet and the microblogging site is already blocked.social media Updated: Mar 18, 2014 11:30 IST
Twitter has reportedly dismissed plans to enter the Chinese market, where the government strictly censors the Internet and the microblogging site is already blocked.
Twitter's spokesman said that the company has no plans to change anything about their service in order to enter the market.
The spokesman said that CEO Dick Costolo frequents the country to know more about the Chinese culture and the country's thriving technology sector, PC World reports.
According to the report, China has blocked Twitter and other foreign social networking sites as a way to silence anti-government views, which in turn have allowed domestic services like Sina Weibo, which is called as 'China's Twitter,' to gain popularity.
Despite the strict censorship, US Internet companies are still showing interest in China and its over 600 million netizens, with LinkedIn being the latest to launch its new Chinese language site after deciding to comply with the nation's demands on censorship.
First Published: Mar 18, 2014 11:11 IST