Citizen Lab, the University of Toronto online watchdog, says WeChat users outside of China are thus unwittingly contributing to censorship. That would bar the content they share that censors deem inappropriate from being seen by users inside China.
WeChat’s parent, Tencent, issued a statement saying that said “with regard to the suggestion that we engage in content surveillance of international users, we can confirm that all content shared among international users of WeChat is private.”
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