Content Flow Across the Great Firewall on WeChat

East Asia Forum

The use of WeChat reflects the Chinese “circle culture” on social media — people tend to congregate in like-minded groups.


China Feminists Face Clampdown, Closure of Online Accounts

Deutsche Welle

Dozens of Chinese feminist social media channels have been abruptly deactivated in recent weeks, triggering anger and fear that women’s rights activists will be systemically denied an online presence.


US Judge Halts Government Ban on TikTok

Voice of America

The Trump administration wants TikTok and WeChat removed from app stores.


US Judge Halts Ban on Wechat Downloads

Deutsche Welle

A federal judge delayed the Trump administration's ban hours before it was due to take effect, citing concerns over free speech. Owned by Chinese tech giant TenCent, WeChat has around 19 million active daily users in the United States.


When People Disappear in China, They Also Disappear on WeChat

Global Voices

When Ye Jianming, former chairman of CEFC China Energy, disappeared, censors got to work scrubbing his name from WeChat.


Banned From WeChat: Huawei, ZTE, 'Amazing China' and 'Salted Fish'

Global Voices

Don't talk about Meng Wanzhou, don't talk about the US ban on ZTE, don't call Huawei a 'demon's mirror.'


Unpacking the Swift Chinese Netizen Clapback to Lil Pump's Racist Song

Nick Aspinwall

When Chinese netizens slide past censors to air their grievances, they're key cogs in a massive and well-oiled outrage machine.


Q&A: Human Rights Foundation's Gladstein on Bitcoin Versus Authoritarianism

David Green

If there is one thing able to stop the Chinese panopticon, it might just be Bitcoin.

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