Chinese censorship intensifying: Study

Censorship in China has intensified in recent months, with Beijing grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic and increasingly fraught relations with the United States.

A new study by researchers at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab found that Chinese app WeChat blocked 2,174 keywords related to Covid-19 from January to May.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 06, 2020, with the headline 'Chinese censorship intensifying: Study'. Print Edition | Subscribe