The death of Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who was reprimanded for warning colleagues about the coronavirus outbreak, led to a spike in online censorship. Photo: AFPThe death of Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who was reprimanded for warning colleagues about the coronavirus outbreak, led to a spike in online censorship. Photo: AFP
The death of Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who was reprimanded for warning colleagues about the coronavirus outbreak, led to a spike in online censorship. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus pandemic shows global consequences of China’s local censorship rules

  • China’s heavily regulated social media platforms have been removing and banning references to the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Censorship trackers say impeding the flow of information may have hampered the global response
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The death of Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who was reprimanded for warning colleagues about the coronavirus outbreak, led to a spike in online censorship. Photo: AFPThe death of Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who was reprimanded for warning colleagues about the coronavirus outbreak, led to a spike in online censorship. Photo: AFP
The death of Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who was reprimanded for warning colleagues about the coronavirus outbreak, led to a spike in online censorship. Photo: AFP
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