China shuts down cell service of people who uses foreign messaging apps

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People living in China are getting there cell phone service shut down if they use foreign messaging services like WhatsApp. Before the mobile service is shut down they get an SMS fro the operator¬†“Due to police notice, we will shut down your cellphone number within the next two hours in accordance with the law. If you have any questions, please consult the cyberpolice affiliated with the police station in your vicinity as soon as possible.” according to Times.

China has been know for strict internet filtering and this action from the Chinese Government shows that Internet is heavily censored.

 

Source:NY Times.

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