World Desk, Tech for FTCP, Beijing
Updated Mon, 07 Sep 2020 06:23 AM IST
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WeChat app is the most effective weapon of Chinese espionage. It is not only used in chatting, but is an all-in-one app due to features like payment and e-commerce. The special thing is that the Chinese Communist Party has complete control over it. US President Donald Trump has proposed a proposal to ban WeChat simultaneously with WeChat after the WeChat poll was revealed.
Message against Chinese government is not delivered
No message against China is delivered on WeChat. On May 7 this year, Toronto University of Canada and Citizen Lab made a 60-page report on WeChat. In this, the evidence of espionage was revealed by this app. Accordingly, WeChat's messages read the servers in China. They decide whether the message you send will be delivered or not. If the message is against the Chinese government, it will not be delivered at all.
WeChat also issues a warning to the user on such messages. That is, it directly monitors the messages. Not only that, it is also a platform for the agenda of the Chinese Communist Party.
45 billion messages exchanged daily
By 2011, the WeChat app created by Tencent Company had 115 crore users by the end of 2019. It exchanges 45 billion messages daily. WeChat has access to your mobile camera, address book and photos. He can copy this information to his servers at any time.
The Chinese living abroad are easily connected to their families all the time through this, but they are under the full supervision of the Chinese government.