19 August 2019

Crackdown hits popular WeChat accounts, SCMP says

At least a dozen popular public WeChat accounts – some followed by hundreds of thousands subscribers – were shut down or suspended Thursday, the South China Morning Post reported Friday. Some of the accounts were operated by popular columnists, such as Xu Danei and Luo Changping, or by online news outlets, such as NetEase, the report said. No reason was given for the shutdowns, it said, citing industry insiders. The suspended accounts include one called Daxianggonghui (The Union of Elephants) and the Zhenhua (Speaking Truth) Channel, a commentary account run by NetEase, according to the report.

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