Move to silence the app comes as China expands controls to shape public opinion and limit private discourseThe encrypted messaging app Signal appears to have been blocked in mainland China, the latest foreign social media service to cease working in a country where the government tightly controls the flow of information.As
of Tuesday, users of the app within China had to connect to a virtual private network (VPN) that allows them to circumvent China’s so-called Great Firewall, a censorship system that blocks websites, services and apps deemed inappropriate by the Chinese government.
Source: the guardian
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- Encrypted messaging app Signal blocked in China (abc news)
- Signal: China appears to have blocked encrypted messaging app (the guardian)