WeChat Deletes Accounts Of Student LGBTQ Groups In China Without Proper Explanation

In a recent report, it was revealed that WeChat has deleted a number of groups from their platform in China.

The report from Reuters states that the social platform quietly deleted the accounts of LGBTQ groups that were organised at major Chinese Universities.

Without any proper or detailed explanation, the groups of were deleted from the platform.

According to the groups, they only received a bunch of warnings stating that they had violated community rules.

No further explanation regarding the deletion of the groups were offered to the groups.

According to a report by TheVerge, the accounts are not viewable on WeChat, however users on Weibo have successfully created a list of the groups that got removed.

One of them is run by a bunch of students at the Tsinghua University and Fudan University.

Insider has reached out to the owner of WeChat along with the operator Tencent for a comment on the deleted accounts and which rules the groups had violated.

As of now, no statement had been released.

WeChat is a default application that comes installed on many phones and is used by millions of people in China.

One of the deleted group managers spoke with the Associated Press after the incident.

They said that they were encouraged by their university to remove or delete the group and page before WeChat stepped in and deleted the pages on the social media platform.

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