Clubhouse: China blocks audio-networking app, users say
10 February 2021 | 9:00 am
The app became a safer space for Chinese-speaking users to discuss such issues as Tibet, Hong Kong and the detention of Uighurs. But users had been expecting that authorities wouldn't leave Clubhouse uncensored.
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