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How WeChat’s new ‘Wow’ and ‘Top Stories’ features have made the app worse

WeChat’s pursuit of traffic with two new features, rolled out in its most recent update, has only…

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Why did Tencent just invest in a self-media account with a history of ‘article laundering’? [UPDATE]

It was reported last Thursday that Tencent led a $4.1 million (30 million RMB) investment in Chaping 差评, a…

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A murky tale from Inner Mongolia — writers arrested for ‘slurs’ about dairy company

The South China Morning Post reports on two Chinese…

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A fake post purportedly from Tencent’s CEO fooled everyone, including Tencent

A WeChat story criticizing tech giant Tencent for “losing its dream” went viral on social media in China over…

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Chinese state media parrots Russian claim that ‘White Helmets staged chemical attack video’

In the video above, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reports, uncritically, on a Russian television story that claims the April…

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How ‘self-media’ in China has become a hub for misinformation

Illustration by Hannah Bae / @eatdrinkdraw   As Facebook and Twitter attempt to combat the…

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