On Tuesday it was reported that WhatsApp users in China were experiencing difficulties in sending messages, photos and videos to their contacts as the Chinese government is tightening its grip over the internet and the issue continues till date.
The services of the Facebook-owned messaging app had been disrupted by the Chinese government’s internet filters, following the new cyber security law implemented last month.
Some analysts believe that Chinese censorship authorities are attempting to control content shared on the service.
Popular social networking services like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and many more are already banned by the Great Firewall of China and WhatsApp might soon join the list.
Chinese censorship authorities have even blocked tributes to the writer and deleted photos of empty chairs posted by his followers as a symbol of the Chinese dissident.
The WhatsApp ban adds to the internet crackdown of the government as it looks to control what media is accessible to its citizens and what’s not. They have even been censoring their own native websites such as Sina Weibo and recently put limitations on its streaming capabilities.