China has initiated a month-long crackdown on mobile phone messaging services such as WeChat, Financial Times reported. The campaign, aimed at what it calls rumor-mongering and the infiltration of hostile forces, is the latest in a long line of moves restricting online freedom of expression, and is timed ahead of next month’s 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy demonstrations. Services affected include those that allow users to post photos and updates and follow the feeds of companies, celebrities and journalists or intellectuals who comment on current events.
You must log in to post a comment.
Yes, I would like to receive emails from China Economic Review. (You can unsubscribe anytime)
Copyright © 2018 SinoMedia Group Limited All rights reserved