Category: Blocks

Judge Blocks Order to Ban China’s WeChat
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Judge Blocks Order to Ban China’s WeChat

U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler blocked an order by the Trump administration on Sunday that would have banned Chinese-owned messaging application WeChat from the Google and Apple app stores. Judge Beeler said that the order presents First Amendment concerns for users of the platform. According to a report by CNBC, a California judge blocked an…

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Twitter blocks state-controlled media outlets from advertising on its social network
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Twitter blocks state-controlled media outlets from advertising on its social network

Twitter is now blocking state-run media outlets from advertising on its platform. The new policy was announced just hours after the company identified an information operation involving hundreds of accounts linked to China as part of an effort to “sow political discord” around events in Hong Kong after weeks of protests in the region. Over…

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