Douban has become one of 106 apps ordered to be removed from downloads in China. Photo: Reuters
Douban has become one of 106 apps ordered to be removed from downloads in China. Photo: Reuters

China internet crackdown: Beijing orders app stores to remove Douban and 105 other apps

  • Authorities say more than a hundred apps, including Douban, have failed to rectify data privacy and security violations
  • Douban has provided Chinese netizens with a relatively liberal forum to share unconventional opinions that sometimes contradict Beijing’s views

Topic |   China technology
Douban has become one of 106 apps ordered to be removed from downloads in China. Photo: Reuters
Douban has become one of 106 apps ordered to be removed from downloads in China. Photo: Reuters
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