An attendee uses her smartphone during Tencent Holdings' WeChat Open Class Pro conference in Guangzhou last year. For the fourth straight year, the internet in China was ranked the least free among surveyed nations, Freedom House says. Photo: Bloomberg

China worst abuser of internet freedom as online censorship hits ‘unprecedented’ levels, US human rights group says

  • For the fourth straight year, the internet in the country was ranked the least free among surveyed nations, Freedom House says
  • The country is at the forefront of a global embrace of social media to ‘manipulate elections and monitor citizens’
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An attendee uses her smartphone during Tencent Holdings' WeChat Open Class Pro conference in Guangzhou last year. For the fourth straight year, the internet in China was ranked the least free among surveyed nations, Freedom House says. Photo: Bloomberg
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