Tencent’s WeChat uses censorship mechanisms to screen images sent between users in one-to-one and group chats. Photo: Reuters

How unwitting users of WeChat aid the Chinese messaging app’s blacklisting of sensitive images

  • WeChat uses censorship mechanisms to screen images sent between users in one-to-one and group chats, according to the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab
  • App can expand its blacklist of prohibited pictures by subjecting images to both real-time and retroactive analyses
Topic |   WeChat

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Tencent’s WeChat uses censorship mechanisms to screen images sent between users in one-to-one and group chats. Photo: Reuters
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