Censorship in China intensifying over Covid-19, US-China relations

 One factor that has contributed to intensifying censorship are the new Internet content regulations.
One factor that has contributed to intensifying censorship are the new Internet content regulations.PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING - Censorship in China has intensified in recent months, with Beijing grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic and increasingly fraught relations with the United States.

A new study by researchers at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab found that Chinese app WeChat blocked more than 2,000 keywords related to Covid-19 from January to May.

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