China Ramps Up Censorship As Protests Break Out Across The Nation
(Worthy News) – Chinese censors are removing videos, posts and hashtags related to protests over mortgage payments from Chinese social networking sites such as Douyin and Weibo, according to Reuters.
Videos taken by protestors and their sympathizers in the Chinese regional capitals of Wuhan, Nanchang, and Zhengzhou, have been taken down by Douyin, a Chinese TikTok-like app, citing a failure to “pass scrutiny,” according to Reuters. Protestors are upset about being forced to pay mortgages and other loans on houses that won’t be completed on schedule, according to The Wall Street Journal, as construction delays have hindered the completion of housing.
Video of protestors in Henan, of which Wuhan is the capital, declaring a boycott on mortgage payments has been removed as well, according to Reuters. Further, Reuters reports that on the Twitter-like app Weibo, searches of “#stopmortgagepayments”, result in a notice that read: “Due to related laws and rules, the topic page cannot be displayed.” [ Source: Daily Caller (Read More…) ]