Chinese Government Appears to Block WhatsApp Encrypted Messenger

HeadlineJul 20, 2017

Meanwhile, Chinese government officials have cracked down on the encrypted phone messaging service WhatsApp. Attempts to use video, photo and voice functions on WhatsApp failed across much of China Wednesday. The Chinese government bans thousands of websites and operates the world’s most extensive system of online censorship, in what critics call the “great firewall of China.”

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