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Australia Lawmakers Call for Government WeChat Ban – AP

A senate committee says the move would make Australia a more difficult target for serious foreign interference

The WeChat app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration
The WeChat app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration. Photo: Reuters


Australian lawmakers have recommended that China’s most popular social media platform, WeChat, be banned from federal government devices, AP News reported, alongside a ban on video-sharing app TikTok.

Canberra’s Committee on Foreign Interference through Social Media also demanded more clarity and transparency from Facebook and Twitter to protect Australia from threats of foreign interference through the “weaponisation” of social media platforms, the report went on.  

Read the full story: AP News


  • By Sean O’Meara


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Sean O'Meara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.


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