Is WeChat a problem for democracies?

From Quartz.

Politicians from Canada, the US and Australia have all turned to Chinese “super app” WeChat to reach Chinese voters in their countries.

In this latest episode of Because China, we go to Australia to understand how WEChat could affect elections and democratic processes of another country. We break down how misinformation travels within the WeChat’s unique information ecosystem and why the app is a channel for Beijing to extend its censorship beyond China’s borders.

This story was originally published on November 6, 2019.

PRODUCER
Isabelle Niu

EDITOR
Eduardo Araújo

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Arielle Ray

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Hsuan Chu Wang

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Arielle Ray

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Molly Rubin

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Emily Watson

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Jacob Templin

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