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A sign for Zoom in New York A sign for Zoom in New York, April 18, 2019 (AP photo by Mark Lennihan).

Chinese Censorship on Zoom Is a Major Problem for U.S. Colleges and Universities

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday, WPR Newsletter and Engagement Editor Benjamin Wilhelm curates the week’s top news and expert analysis on China.

American video-conferencing company Zoom recently admitted that it crossed a line by temporarily closing the account of a group of U.S.-based Chinese activists last month after they held a virtual event to commemorate the June 4 anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Zoom insisted that it did so in order to “comply with local law,” but without stating which law it had violated. ...

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