WeChat & Tiananmen ➶

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian writing about setting a password for her WeChat account that is offensive to the dictators-in-charge in China and getting her account deleted.

This is one example that troubles in places where there is still freedom and not complete control by and worship of authorities is also a good thing.

The troubles mean democracy is healthy, and we can fight to change things for the better instead of having to think about who we will offend and what the consequences will be when setting a password, which should be completely private and not visible to authorities, unsurprisingly not the case with WeChat.

Changes needed right now include removing the Bully Charlatan Dividers from power in China, the U.S.A, Turkey, Brazil, Israel and Iran, to name a few, as well as the cowards doing their dirty work.

Bethany’s story is also an indication of the power and responsibility that people who control large communications networks wield. We need more decentralized, secure systems like Signal for communication, as well as social media platforms that are governed not by a single person or government, but by a broad coalition of elected representatives.

✶ Friday, 5 June 2020

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