China reportedly prevents WhatsApp users from sending images and videos

China reportedly prevents WhatsApp users from sending images and videos
Facebook's WhatsApp could easily go as one of the last of the mohicans in China, a country where messaging services that don't abide by the government's restrictive cybersecurity laws have been blocked partially or entirely.

Unfortunately, WhatsApp seems to be the last victim of China's “Great Firewall,” the country's intricate system of internet filters and controls. NYT reports China has disrupted WhatsApp services in the country, as many users say they are now unable to send videos and images through the messaging app.

Some can't even send text-based messages, which suggests the Chinese government is set to block Facebook's digital service permanently. China has already issued a new cyber security law last month, which is even more restrictive than the old one.


WhatsApp would be Facebook's last major service still working in China, after the country's government blocked Facebook and Instagram back in 2009 and 2014, respectively.

source: NYT

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