Tencent draws a line between WeChat and Weixin, telling users to choose as China’s strict new data laws come into effect

//Tencent draws a line between WeChat and Weixin, telling users to choose as China’s strict new data laws come into effect

Tencent draws a line between WeChat and Weixin, telling users to choose as China’s strict new data laws come into effect

WeChat, the ubiquitous messaging super app operated by Tencent Holdings, is asking users to choose between mainland China and overseas accounts, a move analysts say the social media giant is taking to comply with the country’s increasingly stringent laws and regulations concerning data sovereignty and content censorship.Some users of Weixin, the Chinese name for WeChat used to refer to domestic accounts, who had foreign phone numbers attached to their accounts have received notifications asking…

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By | 2021-09-07T14:00:15+00:00 September 7th, 2021|Technology|Comments Off on Tencent draws a line between WeChat and Weixin, telling users to choose as China’s strict new data laws come into effect