Brief: China’s censors may be blocking WhatsApp

The news:

  • WhatsApp users in China have been reporting outages of the messaging app since the start of this week.
  • In particular, it seems that media messages – such as pictures and audio clips, which are a popular form of messaging in the country – are not being delivered to their intended recipients, though simple text messages are still getting through.
  • Bloomberg reports that WhatsApp is not responsible for the outages, quoting a person familiar with the matter. It suggests that it is likely the Chinese government is blocking the app.

Why it matters:

Source: Bloomberg.

Editing by Michael Tegos

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