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Tencent keeps a tight rein on WeChat content

Nov 19, 2018 by The Passage Team
Tencent keeps a tight rein on WeChat content

Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings has taken another step to tighten control and management of content posted on its messaging and social media app WeChat by cutting back the number of official accounts allowed for producers amid a sustained government crackdown on the type of materials that appear online.

“To create a green and orderly content ecosystem”, WeChat reduced the maximum number of accounts for companies to two from five previously, and to one account for individuals from two, according to an announcement from Tencent on Friday.

Companies can still submit requests to register more accounts than the new limits to both the social media platform and the government’s content watchdog. With 1.08 billion monthly active users, WeChat is the most popular social-media platform in China.

Source: South China Morning Post

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