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China’s WeChat Shuts Down Bloomberg Account – SCMP

China continues its clampdown on public posts about the economic impacts of Beijing’s zero Covid-policy.

China has shut Bloomberg's Daybreak account amid a clampdown on negative financial news.
WeChat said it had received complaints about the Bloomberg account. Reuters file photo.


Social media platform WeChat, owned by Tencent Holdings, has closed Bloomberg’s “Daybreak” account, as China’s government tightens its censorship of financial news, the South China Morning Post reported.

In a statement on the “Daybreak” account page, WeChat said it had received “complaints” that the user had breached Chinese rules on online public accounts. The account had been used to share regular updates on international markets since January 2021, but the group’s other accounts remained operational, it reported.

Read the full report: South China Morning Post.



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Alfie Habershon

Alfie is a Reporter at Asia Financial. He previously lived in Mumbai reporting on India's economy and healthcare for data journalism initiative IndiaSpend, as well as having worked for London based Tortoise Media.


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