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As China lifts its coronavirus lockdowns, authorities are using a color-coded health system to dictate where citizens can go. Here’s how it work...

Government software hosted on WeChat and Alipay are giving out green, yellow, or red codes that dictate where they can travel.
A man wears a mask while walking in the street in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.

Chinese social-media platform WeChat saw spikes in the terms ‘coronavirus,’ ‘shortness of breath,’ and ‘SARS,’ wee...

A study found discussions about SARS-like infections on WeChat in early December, raising questions about the timeline of the coronavirus outbreak.
The Facebook office in New York in 2011.

In a rare move, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and other tech giants are working together to help developers combat the coronavirus pandemic with techn...

The tech giants are all working toward the common cause of helping developers create technologies to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
A composite image of a doctor in Wuhan, China, and the app icon for WeChat.

Chinese social media has been censoring coronavirus content since the day the government acknowledged the outbreak

China reported the outbreak to the World Health Organization on December 31. Within 24 hours, WeChat and YY were censoring content, Citizen Lab found.
A Weibo hashtag about Li Wenliang's death report that he died from a "work injury" and features posts from verified Chinese accounts

The next Tiananmen Square? Chinese citizens are demanding increased free speech after the death of a coronavirus whistleblower doctor. China is censor...

Viral hashtags — "The Wuhan government owes Li Wenliang an apology," "I want freedom of speech," and "We want freedom of speech" – were seen by millions before being censored.
WeChat QR codes posted outside a job fair help job-seekers instantaneously apply using the app.

This Chinese super-app is Apple’s biggest threat in China and could be a blueprint for Facebook’s future. Here’s what it’s lik...

Think WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, PayPal, Uber, DoorDash, Craigslist and more — all rolled into a single app.
A demonstrator throws a petrol bomb at police near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Kowloon district on November 18, 2019.

WeChat users in the US say the app is censoring their messages about Hong Kong

WeChat is a ubiquitous app in China, so for Chinese Americans with family there it is a major blow to be kicked off the app.

Singapore’s fake news law to come into effect Oct 2

An appeal can be heard in the High Court as early as nine days after a challenge is first brought to the minister.
Instagram is launching "checkout on Instagram."

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook’s future involves making billions from shopping, not just ads

CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that payment and shopping would be a leading revenue driver for Facebook in the future.
Even street musicians use QR codes and mobile payments for tips.

Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for Facebook sounds a lot like China, where I couldn’t buy a cup of coffee without the app that dominates people&...

Mark Zuckerberg's vision for Facebook is uncannily similar to how Tencent's WeChat app dominates modern life in China. I saw it firsthand.