A medical worker wearing a full protective outfit tests a man for the novel coronavirus at a hospital in Beijing, China, 14 July 2020. Photo: EPA-EFEA medical worker wearing a full protective outfit tests a man for the novel coronavirus at a hospital in Beijing, China, 14 July 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
A medical worker wearing a full protective outfit tests a man for the novel coronavirus at a hospital in Beijing, China, 14 July 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE

China’s WeChat censored thousands of keywords tied to the coronavirus pandemic, Citizen Lab study says

  • Researchers from the University of Toronto catalogued censored keywords from January to May
  • Banned content included anything related to missing tycoon Ren Zhiqiang and unfounded allegations against a Wuhan laboratory

Topic |   Censorship
A medical worker wearing a full protective outfit tests a man for the novel coronavirus at a hospital in Beijing, China, 14 July 2020. Photo: EPA-EFEA medical worker wearing a full protective outfit tests a man for the novel coronavirus at a hospital in Beijing, China, 14 July 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
A medical worker wearing a full protective outfit tests a man for the novel coronavirus at a hospital in Beijing, China, 14 July 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
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