Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
Tech
News18 » Tech
1-min read

WhatsApp Disruptions in China Continue

WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, was one of the only foreign social media applications that were still operational in China.

IANS

Updated:July 21, 2017, 5:03 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
WhatsApp Disruptions in China Continue
rance builds WhatsApp rival due to surveillance risk (Representative image: Reuters)
Loading...

WhatsApp users in China were still experiencing service disruptions on Friday after four days of problems. Users had first reported problems in sending photos and videos on Tuesday, leading some analysts to believe that Chinese censorship authorities are attempting to control content shared on the service. GreatFire.org, an NGO which keeps track of internet censorship in China, confirmed to Efe news on Friday that normal service had not yet been restored.

WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, was one of the only foreign social media applications that were still operational in China. China has its own instant messaging service, namely WeChat, which collaborates with the country's censorship authorities to erase messages and accounts with "sensitive" political material, unlike WhatsApp, whose messages are encrypted. The service disruptions have been reported in the same week that Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo passed away.

Liu was also a victim of Chinese censorship, as all references to him on social media and websites were either blocked or deleted by the authorities. Chinese censorship authorities have even blocked tributes to the writer and deleted photos of empty chairs posted by his followers as a symbol of the Chinese dissident. China has blocked access to websites like Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for years, which has led to the rise of local equivalents and contributed to the emergence of Chinese online giants including Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent.

Don’t Miss: Tech And Auto Show – Episode 5

 

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.

| Edited by: Md. Waquar Haider
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results