Explaining WeChat: China's super app Donald Trump wants banned

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Explaining WeChat: China's super app Donald Trump wants banned

The app that has 19 million daily US users faces an impending ban on 'transactions'. Phoebe Zhang in Shenzhen reports on how this impacts Chinese iPhone users; Professor Wanning Sun unpacks how the Chinese diaspora in the US used WeChat in support of Trump, and the political 'revolution' during the Black Lives Matter protests; Ron Diebert from Citizen Lab reveals the investigations into WeChat surveillance and use of user's posts and data.
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The app that has 19 million daily US users faces an impending ban on 'transactions'. Phoebe Zhang in Shenzhen reports on how this impacts Chinese iPhone users; Professor Wanning Sun unpacks how the Chinese diaspora in the US used WeChat in support of Trump, and the political 'revolution' during the Black Lives Matter protests; Ron Diebert from Citizen Lab reveals the investigations into WeChat surveillance and use of user's posts and data.
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