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WhatsApp reportedly being blocked by Chinese government

By Peter Chu - on 19 Jul 2017, 11:08am

WhatsApp reportedly being blocked by Chinese government

It looks like Winnie the Pooh isn’t the only victim of China’s unforgiving internet regulation policies, as it appears that WhatsApp is likewise suffering the same fate, said The New York Times.

According to the report, WhatsApp is currently being partially blocked by the Chinese government, as many of its users were reportedly unable to send videos and photos. In fact, some weren’t even able to send text-based messages at all. 

Should China's government ultimately decide to impose an all-out ban on WhatsApp, the encrypted messaging service will be joining an increasingly growing list of social media platforms that have been banned in the country, which includes the likes of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat.

That being said, if you’re going to be traveling to China in the near future, you might want to consider having your friends and family install WeChat before you leave, so that you can keep them informed about your whereabouts while you’re there. That is unless, of course, you’re intentionally planning on staying off the grid.

Source: The New York Times.