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China aims to rein in mobile messaging apps with new regulations

Michael Kan | Aug. 8, 2014
China is tightening control over mobile messaging services with new rules that limit their role in spreading news.

The new regulations probably won't derail China's WeChat, given that the restrictions only target public accounts, Natkin added.

"The majority of users use WeChat to communicate with their friends or business circles," he said. "If certain news feeds get dropped from the platform, it might become slightly less interesting to users. But overall people are using WeChat less for news."


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