WhatsApp was partly blocked by Chinese filters, leaving many unable to send videos and photos and some also unable to send text-based messages.
As the 19th Congress of China’s ruling party is just months away, and the news of the death of Liu Xiaobo, a revolutionary in the Chinese prison has spread a certain furor across the country and the globe, which resulted to the Chinese authorities blocking image and video services sent through WhatsApp.
Till now, WhatsApp, one of Facebook’s very popular services were functioning properly in China, was disrupted by the government on Tuesday, CNN Money reported.
The disruption of WhatsApp was the latest in a long line of big digital services running up against China’s “Great Firewall,” the country’s system of internet filters and controls.
Facebook, Google, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube are among the Western services blocked in China.