China’s probe into Tencent, Baidu, Sina may be about politics, not cybersecurity

A cybersecurity investigation into three of China’s most popular social media platforms may have nothing to do with alleged illegalities. Instead, President Xi Jinping’s administration may simply be looking to tighten censorship ahead of a major leadership reshuffle later this year. Last Friday, cyberspace regulators said the three platforms — Tencent’s WeChat, Sina’s Weibo …

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