Chinese Social Media Platforms Under Investigation Over Cyber Security Law

TheMerkle China Social Media CensorshipFew people will be surprised to learn most of China’s instant messaging services are currently under investigation. The government is investigating these social media networks for potential violations of the country’s cyber security law. The platforms affected include Weibo, WeChat, and Baidu, all three of which serve millions of users every single day. According to China’s¬†Cyberspace Administration, all three platforms were used to spread obscenities and terror-related content. Chinese Social Media Scrutinized It is an open secret that the Chinese government does not like the local social media platforms. Social media would prevent censorship, were they not controlled by the

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