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The Appeal of WeChat and Self-Media in China

Categories: East Asia, China, Citizen Media, Freedom of Speech, Media & Journalism, Technology, Youth

Tencent [1]’s WeChat [2], semi-private messaging service has replaced Twitter-like Sina Weibo as a leading channel of alternative information. Tea Leaf Nation has explained the appeal of WeChat and “self-media” in general [3] to young Chinese generation, and the implication of the sudden crackdown [4]