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WeChat censoring content related to Tibetan event

Messaging app WeChat is filtering and censoring content related to a Buddhist/Tibetan event in India, reports Factor Daily. The app started blocking and not displaying messages containing the words Tibetan, Dalai Lama and Kalachakra (the event name). The communication of these words appears to have been blocked between Indian and Chinese users, although it's not clear if it affects users from other countries as well. According to the report, similar keywords were censored across English, Hindi and Chinese languages. Interestingly, WeChat claims to be secure and “encrypts your sent and received messages between our servers and your device ensuring that third parties cannot snoop on your messages as they are being delivered over the internet.” However, it appears the company itself, at the behest of the Chinese Government, is actively reading user messages and censoring conversations it doesn’t like, and…

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