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Trump almost banned a ton of popular video games by mistake

Games like 'Fortnite' were accidentally included in an executive order targeting WeChat.

On Aug 7, 2020 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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WeChat is censoring coronavirus content

Researchers discovered that the censorship has been ongoing since at least Jan. 1.

On Mar 4, 2020 by Mikael Thalen

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Is this app going to tell the government exactly what you’re doing at all times?

This is potentially terrifying.

On Mar 10, 2019 by Josh Katzowitz

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The misfits who made roller derby a thing in Beijing

How do you promote a sport to people who’ve never heard of it—without using Facebook?

On Mar 9, 2016 by Catherine Scott

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This is the first game you can play on Facebook Messenger

And it should look familiar.

On Jun 11, 2015 by AJ Dellinger

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China cracks down on anonymous instant messaging

China seems fun.

On Aug 7, 2014 by Micah Singleton

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China cracks down on WeChat’s millions of prostitution accounts

Other accounts shut down included fake accounts and those under the suspicion of spreading rumors about the government.

On Jun 10, 2014 by Elizabeth Robinson

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Amid crackdown on online speech, China’s largest social network is losing millions of users

Chinese government declares "victory" against uncontrolled speech. 

On Jan 19, 2014 by Kevin Morris

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World’s largest chat app takes Chinese censorship global

A list of words and phrases censored in China also affects international users of the world's most popular messaging app, WeChat.

On Jan 11, 2013 by Curt Hopkins