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Recode Daily: Facebook built a censorship tool that could help it get back into China

The tool can block posts from appearing in News Feeds based on location.

At a 2015 gathering in Redmond, Wash., Mark Zuckerberg talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping as Lu Wei, China’s internet czar, looks on.
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Aiming to regain access to the huge China market, Facebook has built a tool that can prevent posts from appearing in people’s News Feeds in specific geographic areas. Mark Zuckerberg has defended the project, but several employees have quit after expressing misgivings. — [Mike Isaac / New York Times]

In a sit-down with New York Times staffers, Donald Trump was both critical and conciliatory, ultimately calling the paper “a world jewel.” Trump tempered some of his campaign rhetoric on climate change, waterboarding and jailing Hillary Clinton, while rejecting conflict-of-interest questions over his businesses. — [Michael D. Shear, Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Maggie Haberman / New York Times]

Ad tech platform AppNexus has barred right-wing publisher Breitbart News from using its ad-serving tools because the site violated its rules against hate speech. — [Mark Bergen / Bloomberg]

Twitter reminded developers that using its data for surveillance is prohibited. The company recently cut off access to two companies that were providing surveillance services to U.S. law enforcement. — [April Glaser and Kurt Wagner / Recode]

On the eve of Black Friday, pilots for an Ohio cargo airline that delivers packages for Amazon and DHL have gone on strike. Amazon said it would work with its other carriers to avoid delivery delays. — [Paul Page and Laura Stevens / Wall Street Journal]

On the latest episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, Ken Kurson, editor in chief of the Observer, talks about the scrutiny that comes with running a newspaper published by Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. — [Eric Johnson / Recode]

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