The Citizen Lab 1 has issued detailed reports on WeChat’s survillence of users, which is just the tip of the iceberg considering the intensifying censorship in China.

English Version:
MUST-READ: citizenlab.ca/2020/05/we-chat-they-watch/ (estimated: 62 min) We Chat, They Watch: How International Users Unwittingly Build up WeChat’s Chinese Censorship Apparatus (by Jeffrey Knockel)

Chinese Version (中文版):
MUST-READ: citizenlab.ca/2020/05/%E5%BE%AE%E4%BF%A1%E7%9B%91%E6%8E%A7%E8%AF%A0%E9%87%8A/ (estimated: 13 min) 微信监控诠释 (by Miles Kenyon)


  1. The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto, focusing on research, development, and high-level strategic policy and legal engagement at the intersection of information and communication technologies, human rights, and global security. (Source: citizenlab.ca/about/

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