As Russia invades Ukraine, social media apps in China are banning all jokes on Ukraine or related to the conflict. Ann Cao had this information in the South China Morning Post. Here is an excerpt:
Major Chinese social media platforms said they are clamping down on misinformation and other inappropriate content, as internet users in the country took to WeChat, Douyin, and other popular apps to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“Individuals took the opportunity to post objectionable information about global news events,” said a statement published by Tencent Holdings’ ubiquitous messaging app WeChat on its official account on Friday. The post was later shared by a unit of the Cyberspace Administration of China, the country’s internet watchdog.
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