Chinese social media has long had systems in place to report and prevent the sharing of false information. Photo: Alamy Chinese social media has long had systems in place to report and prevent the sharing of false information. Photo: Alamy
Chinese social media has long had systems in place to report and prevent the sharing of false information. Photo: Alamy

How China’s highly censored WeChat and Weibo fight fake news ... and other controversial content

As debate rages over Facebook’s role in spreading false information on US elections, we look at how Chinese social media sites control such content shared online

Topic |   Censorship in China
Chinese social media has long had systems in place to report and prevent the sharing of false information. Photo: Alamy Chinese social media has long had systems in place to report and prevent the sharing of false information. Photo: Alamy
Chinese social media has long had systems in place to report and prevent the sharing of false information. Photo: Alamy
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