Opera censors Chinese content

Opera has updated the Chinese version of its mobile browser to stop users accessing restricted content.Opera Mini was updated on Friday from an international to a Chinese version, the BBC reported on Tuesday.

Opera has updated the Chinese version of its mobile browser to stop users accessing restricted content.

Opera Mini was updated on Friday from an international to a Chinese version, the BBC reported on Tuesday. This version no longer allows users to access Facebook, the BBC said.

Previously Opera Mini had run on Opera servers located outside the country, bypassing the Great Firewall of China, the BBC added.

Opera joins other search companies in censoring Chinese content. Microsoft's Bing censors Chinese search results even outside of China, according to Ars Technica, while Google set up Google.cn in 2006 partly to censor itself on behalf of the Chinese government, the BBC reported.