WeChat is a messaging service that originated in China and is one of the only approved platforms in the country. Along with our conservatism, the platform has closed accounts associated with feminists and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) themes.
For this reason, some believe that the Communist Party, which is currently in government, may be exercising control over the content of the program.
As the world knows, the Chinese government has tightened its controls and tried to silence those who oppose it, as well as criticism of its policies. Although government interference is unknown, the messaging platform WeChat Closed a bunch of accounts run by university students and NGOs. The patient deals with topics related to feminism and the LGBT community.
According to the founder of the LGBT group, WeChat sent account holders a notice of violation of the platform's rules, without giving details. According to the same source, News agencyHe refused to disclose this, and closed dozens of accounts around ten o'clock on Tuesday evening.
WeChat: the province that continues in China
Although the Chinese government decriminalized homosexuality in 1997, and public debates on the topics are increasingly present, sexual minorities remain the target of discrimination, with authorities outlawing some LGBT activities. After all, according to the founder, the government's attitude to these minorities is increasingly stringent.
Two months ago, university administrators asked students to shut down LGBT-related groups or to refrain from naming them. According to the founder of one of the groups, administrators have advised universities to investigate groups that defend women's rights as well as sexual minorities. This, in order to "maintain stability".
Content has been deleted from closed WeChat accounts - such as personal photos and event photos.