An analysis of censorship on China’s popular social media platform WeChat found the US-China trade war was one of the most censored topics in 2018. Photo: Handout.

US-China trade war among most censored topics of 2018 on WeChat

  • Social media authors and corporate reviewers of official accounts self-censor while authorities clamp down on politically sensitive topics
  • Comment also silenced on #MeToo, gene-edited babies, health scandals and disgraced public figures
Topic |   Censorship in China

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An analysis of censorship on China’s popular social media platform WeChat found the US-China trade war was one of the most censored topics in 2018. Photo: Handout.
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