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Big Brother China Censors WeChat AGAIN

crazyeyes (1091733) writes | about 6 months ago

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crazyeyes (1091733) writes "Last week, Tencent removed at least 40 WeChat public pages, allegedly at the behest of the Chinese government. Of course, this isn't the first time WeChat has censored its pages for the Chinese government. Early in January 2013, they censored and banned words or Chinese characters that referred to the Southern Weekly, which had then called for "certain reforms and greater respect for constitutional rights".

This may sound like hyperbole, but this incident could well be the beginning of the end for WeChat as an international text and voice messaging service. The Chinese people may have no other decent options, but those of us outside the Great Firewall of China have a lot more choices. Better choices even.

For our part, we are uninstalling our WeChat messengers, partly because there are better (and less annoying) instant messengers, and partly because we don't care for censorship. Join us in uninstalling WeChat, if you don't care for censorship either. China can keep their Instant Messenger of Much Insecurity. Original article at http://www.techarp.com/showart..."

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