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The article has been authored by Soumya Awasthi, consultant, Tony Blair Institute, London.

Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and others are being used by criminals in Pakistan to sell firearms and ammunition within the nation and to its neighbouring countries, such as Afghanistan and India.(AP)
Published on Nov 30, 2022 01:52 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

China accused of interference as Australia PM's WeChat account vanishes

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's account on the Chinese social media app, which was launched in February 2019, appears to have been replaced with one titled "Australian Chinese new life."

WeChat is the overwhelmingly dominant messaging and social media platform in China.
Published on Jan 24, 2022 12:07 PM IST
AFP | , Sydney

As WeChat blocks LGBT accounts, users slam anti-homosexuality crackdown in China

In 1997, China decriminalised homecuality, but not until 2001, the government classified it as a "mental disorder."

The members of several LGBT groups lost access to their accounts late Tuesday.(AP)
Updated on Jul 08, 2021 11:13 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Biden drops Trump attempt to ban TikTok, WeChat; orders new review

Biden's new executive order revokes the WeChat and TikTok orders, along with another in January that targeted eight other communications and financial technology software applications.

A separate US national security review of TikTok remains ongoing, a White House official said.(Reuters)
Published on Jun 09, 2021 07:49 PM IST
Reuters |

US Justice Department seeks to delay appeals on WeChat, TikTok restrictions

The Justice Department said on Thursday it "plans to conduct an evaluation of the underlying record justifying those prohibitions" to determine whether they are warranted by the national security threat Trump described.

The Trump administration had contended that WeChat and TikTok pose national security concerns(Reuters File Photo )
Published on Feb 12, 2021 07:07 AM IST
Reuters | , Washington
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