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In the lead up to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China this month -- a major changing of the guard which will see widespread retirements among senior leaders -- the country's censors have been cracking down on everything from an unnerving sex doll-sharing company to even milquetoast criticism of the government in the media.
Now, popular Chinese social media app We Chat has begun restricting how its users can use the platform in an effort to offset its potential use in protests.
Eve of the 19th party congress: We Chat suddenly announces users are blocked from changing avatars, nicknames and taglines till end of month pic.twitter.com/Qo EMn Y1ey F — Matthew Brennan (@Matty BGooner) October 17, 2017 As noted by Tech Crunch, We Chat already blocks discussion of politically sensitive terms, and last year made the decision to not even notify users when their messages are censored.
It's likely the app as well as others like microblogging site Sina Weibo will step up its efforts to please censors this month.
The Great Firewall has long been used to suppress China's predilection for porn, though VPNs have been used to sidestep that sort of censorship for just as long.
You'd be forgiven for not knowing exactly what We Chat is -- the hugely popular messaging app has about a half billion people using the service on a regular basis, and about 80 percent of them live in China.Per Tech Crunch, China Channel contributor Matthew Brennan noticed that the app has suddenly restricted the ability of users to change their "avatars, nicknames and taglines" until the end of October.