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- WeChat is shutting down LGBTQ+ accounts and content, according to a report by The Associated Press.
- WeChat reportedly sent notices to account holders informing them they had violated its guidelines.
- China decriminalized homosexuality in 1997.
One of the most popular social media companies in China, WeChat, is shutting down LGBTQ+ accounts and content, according to a report by The Associated Press.
WeChat reportedly sent notices to account holders informing them they had violated its guidelines, though no details were given.
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Tencent Holding Ltd., the operator for WeChat, has not commented at this time.
Though China decriminalized homosexuality in 1997, LGBTQ+ citizens still face discrimination.
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