Evidence of censorship of image in WeChat’s group chat feature. A user with a China account attempts to send a picture of the cover of a report on the 709 Crackdown published by China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group and is blocked. Photo: Handout

China’s WeChat censoring ‘sensitive’ photos, not just text, study shows

Study the first systematic research into image censorship of one topic on the hugely popular Chinese instant messaging app, according to researchers

Topic |   Censorship in China

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Evidence of censorship of image in WeChat’s group chat feature. A user with a China account attempts to send a picture of the cover of a report on the 709 Crackdown published by China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group and is blocked. Photo: Handout
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