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China Blocks Viral WeChat Post Criticizing Tough Covid Policies

  • Post criticized China’s divergence from rest of world on virus
  • Author’s account was blocked for ‘violating’ WeChat’s rules
Screenshot of the now-deleted WeChat post
Screenshot of the now-deleted WeChat postSource: Bloomberg

A social media post that questioned China’s Covid policies was removed and the author blocked after it went viral on the country’s WeChat platform Tuesday -- speaking to growing public concerns about Beijing’s stance, and the continuing sensitivities over criticism of its outlier approach. 

The post was removed after it garnered 100,000 hits, the maximum number publicly revealed on WeChat, the ubiquitous messaging app owned by China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd.