How WeChat came to rule China

The multipurpose messaging app is becoming the nation’s ID system. China’s most popular messaging app, WeChat, has always had a close relationship with the Chinese government. The app has been subsidized by the government since its creation in 2011, and it’s an accepted reality that officials censor and monitor users. Now, WeChat is poised to take on an even greater role: an … http://bit.ly/2BQ66hX

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