The censorship action that Tencent took was actually an enormous endorsement to Trump’s decision to ban Huawei.
Because it showed us China’s will and capability to cripple the communication should we choose to rely on its equipment and software for communication
Dear Congressman XXX ：
I'd like to bring into your attention that recently Tencent has stepped up its efforts of using WeChat as a tool to suppress free speech both in US and China. Just yesterday, at the 30th anniversary of the 1989 prodemocracy movement, many of our WeChat groups got blocked or even shutdown, many of our friends and colleagues were banned from making any public comments even though they are the US citizens here in United States. We highly suspected this was due to their track records of criticizing the Chinese government for its unfair trade policy against US, and its brutal crackdown on peaceful student protest during the June 4th Tiananmen Square massacre.
Tencent has been enjoying Chinese government's protection from outside competition for many years. US companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter have been banned to enter social media market in China. In the meantime, Tencent is having huge commercial interest in US and other countries throughout the western world. Tencent has been consistently using its monopoly power in Chinese language based social medias to promote CCP's agenda, spread hate and resentment against western democracy value and human rights, and suppress any free speech against Chinese government and CCP. This cannot be ignored and tolerated by US congress and government agencies. Hence, we request your office to take immediate actions to initiate a thorough congressional investigation into Tencent's commercial interest in US, and its behaviors of free speech suppression.
When the congress is investigating US social media companies like Facebook and Google for monopoly, we can't ignore a foreign company used by an increasingly hostile foreign power to suppress free speech and influence Chinese American society in US. Please help us fight for our rights!
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