Facebook has always been awkward for Chinese users. In Mainland China, people can’t use FB, because of the CCP’s Great Firewall. Overseas Chinese people rarely use FB either, since you can hardly find any of your Chinese friends there. People use social media, since they would like to keep connected with their friends and communities. Since FB has already failed to keep a large group of Chinese users to stay on its platform, it is not easy for FB to attract new Chinese users to join it.
As one of the biggest social media platforms worldwide, FB has over 2.7 billion users, but less than 3 million users in China according to statisa.com data.
Censoring people’s speech is common in all autocratic regimes, since dictators always fear of the truth while truth always be spread via free speech. FB’s dream of re-entering China was once up a time a daydream, since the market cannot be open to FB without CCP’s permission.