A new report says WeChat monitors the content sent by foreign accounts as part of its censorship of accounts registered in China. Photo: Shutterstock

WeChat surveils international accounts to decide what to censor for Chinese users, study says

  • Research group Citizen Lab finds WeChat screens overseas users for sensitive content, which it then bars from being received by Chinese accounts
  • Findings are likely to add fuel to concerns in Washington about data security when Chinese tech firms are involved
Topic |   WeChat
A new report says WeChat monitors the content sent by foreign accounts as part of its censorship of accounts registered in China. Photo: Shutterstock
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