WeChat Censores Search Results for Crypto Exchanges

Blogger Colin Wu tweeted that China’s leading social media platform WeChat now blocks any search results for cryptocurrency exchanges.


China’s leading social media platform WeChat now blocks any search results for cryptocurrency exchanges.
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With over 1 billion users, WeChat has stopped terms related to Huobi, Binance, and other cryptocurrency exchanges in its search results.


This comes after China stopped all local and foreign exchanges to provide services to mainland China residents in September. As a result, the crypto exchanges stopped accepting Chinese users on their platforms.


Last month, Huobi Global stated that it will gradually retire existing Mainland China users on December 31, 2021, by 24:00 (UTC+8). Also, the crypto exchange apologized for this matter and thanked its community for understanding and supporting the company.


Recently, in a WeChat group, Leon Li, the founder of Huobi also stated that its company would leave China forever due to the endless crackdown on cryptos.


WeChat is not the only one to block crypto-related terms. In June, Baidu and other search engines also banned searches related to crypto and crypto exchanges.


In September, China’s internal firewall blocked access to the 2 most popular cryptocurrency websites CoinMarketCap and CoinGecko.