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China Censors WeChat Rumors, Including the One About Robots Taking Over

June 24, 2016

New York Times | June. 24, 2016

To the list of things that should not be uttered in mod­ern Chi­na, add these: Padded bras cause can­cer. The earth is on the brink of falling into a peri­od of dark­ness for six days. Robots will soon con­quer entire indus­tries and elim­i­nate the need for human labor. These were among the seem­ing­ly triv­ial posts on WeChat, a pop­u­lar mes­sag­ing app, that have been cen­sored, accord­ing to a study by Cit­i­zen Lab at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to. Read more.