WeChat Accused Of Censorship… Again

The Chinese social messaging app WeChat has been accused yet again of censoring the car app company Uber. WeChat's parent company Tencent has invested a large amount of money in Uber's main rival in China, Didi Kuaidi. The claims of censorship have come from Uber's CEO, who says that WeChat is blocking all of Uber's accounts on the app, as well as censoring positive news about Uber whilst boosting negative news about the company. This is the third time this year that WeChat has been accused of censoring Uber, after a so-called technical glitch in July meant that searching for the word “Uber” in WeChat brought up zero results.