China largely blocks WhatsApp’s text message workaround

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WhatsApp’s existence in China has been hanging by a thread ever since its government blocked users from sending photos and videos in July. Now, it appears that the app no longer works in the country at all. According to Symbolic Software, a Paris-based research firm monitoring WhatsApp’s situation in China, the nation has squashed its ability to send text-based messages within its borders. Some people might still be able to use it — for now, that is — but the country’s blocking efforts that began last week have reached most people by Monday.

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