lørdag 7. august 2021

WeChat’s youth mode is illegal, says lawsuit, as China steps up attack on Tencent

Prosecutors in Beijing have initiated a civil lawsuit against a subsidiary of Tencent, saying the “youth mode” on the company’s popular social messaging app WeChat does not comply with laws protecting minors. The lawsuit was initiated on Friday by Beijing’s Haidian district people’s procuratorate against Shenzhen Tencent Computer Systems, according to a filing posted on JCRB.com, a website run by China’s top prosecutor, Reuters reported.

The document did not say how WeChat’s “youth mode” broke Chinese law.