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Censored by a Chinese tech giant? Canadians using WeChat app say they’re being blocked

Censored by a Chinese tech giant? Canadians using WeChat app say they’re being blocked

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  1. Why do you even want to use WeChat outside of China? Fuck WeChat.

  2. It happens quite often, usually without any reason.

    I’m dealing with several American people doing business with Chinese and help them to get into WeChat. Some of their accounts will be mysteriously frozen just several days after registration, even not using it much. It takes a lot of time to get the account unfreeze. Some of their accounts would be frozen after a period of time not using it.

    From my experience, there are three time point that WeChat accounts usually freeze by no reason:

    1. Several days after registration
    2. Not using WeChat for a while
    3. Travel to multiple cities within a week

    WeChat has NO CUSTOM SERVICE so I have no idea why this will happen.

    My guess is that WeChat has a strange anti-robot system. It will compare your WeChat usage with their stat, and if you use it not frequent enough or too frequently, they will suspect that you are not a human and suspend your account. It explains the first two situation. The third situation might be that robot usually login from multiple cities but people won’t go to too many places in a short time (well, except businessman, which are the people I’m dealing with)

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