February 2, 2024

Civic Listening / WhatsApp
‘Civic Listening’: Political Informants and Citizen Spies, Rebranded

SUMMARY The popularity of private messaging channels such as WhatsApp to share news and political opinions is a major obstacle for the censorship industry, which cannot easily monitor such channels. These private networks are particularly popular in non-English speaking demographics, a growing cause of concern for online censors. In response, top censorship organizations have turned…

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