Zoom shuts account of US-based rights group after Tiananmen anniversary meeting

Posted by on June 10, 2020 9:29 pm
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Free speech fears raised after US company says it closed human rights group’s account to comply with local laws

Zoom temporarily closed a US account of activists who met to mark the anniversary of China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown, raising alarm about free speech on the fast-growing video-meeting service.

US-based rights campaigners turned to Zoom, which has become a way of life for many people during the coronavirus lockdown, to connect more than 250 people to remember Beijing’s crushing of the pro-democracy uprising on 4 June, 1989.

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