China’s cyberspace administration said this month it had punished platforms for content it deemed unsuitable, including Tencent, owner of WeChat. Photo: Shutterstock

Coronavirus: China tries to contain outbreak of freedom of speech, closing critics’ WeChat accounts

  • Authorities censor intellectuals who have criticised officials’ handling of the outbreak
  • Posts calling for freedom of speech after the death of Li Wenliang, the doctor punished for alerting people about the virus, are removed
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
China’s cyberspace administration said this month it had punished platforms for content it deemed unsuitable, including Tencent, owner of WeChat. Photo: Shutterstock
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