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China Blocked Clubhouse App Fearing Uncontrolled Public Discourse

(FILES) In this file illustration photo taken on January 25, 2021 shows the application Clubhouse on a smartphone in Berlin. -…

For a brief time before Beijing banned the audio chat app Clubhouse, tech-savvy Chinese joined global discussions on taboo topics — Beijing’s placement of Uighurs in concentration camps in Xinjiang, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement and the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests — absorbing perspectives and information far outside the lines drawn by the Communist Party.

Unlike Twitter posts, there was no public record of the app’s audio messages, which may complicate official monitoring efforts, according to

In this file illustration photo taken on Jan. 25, 2021, shows the application Clubhouse on a smartphone in Berlin.

Yu Ping, the former China country director of details ⇒

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