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WeChat users under scrutiny

By Wang Zhenghua in Shanghai | China Daily | Updated: 2013-08-28 07:54

WeChat users under scrutiny

Law experts skeptical of feasibility of campaign to quash online rumors

China's crackdown on online rumors has reached WeChat, with Zhejiang police saying it is illegal to spread rumors on the popular mobile messaging service.

At a news conference on Monday, Ding Renren, head of cybersecurity at the Zhejiang Public Security Department, said WeChat's Moment, a virtual zone where users share texts and pictures with their contacts, is an online public venue.

WeChat users under scrutiny

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