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WeChat is owned by the Chinese company Tencent and is considered by Western intelligence agencies to be the least secure platform in the world. (Image:  Sinchen.Lin via  flickr  CC BY 2.0 )

WeChat: A Tool of Authoritarian Control?

“This WeChat account has been suspected of spreading malicious rumors and has been temporarily blocked…” is the message BBC reporter Stephen McDonell received earlier this year, after posting photos of a live event on his WeChat account. No commentary. Just…

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WeChat: A Tool of Authoritarian Control?

“This WeChat account has been suspected of spreading malicious rumors and has been temporarily blocked…” is the message BBC reporter Stephen McDonell received earlier this year, after posting photos of…