Zoom admits to shutting down activist accounts at the request of the Chinese Govt

Zoom said that it shut down 3 accounts at the request of the Chinese govt for holding memorials for the victims of China’s violent suppression of peaceful protests at Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989.

As Axios first reported, the accounts of Lee Cheuk-Yan, Wang Dan and Zhou Fengsuo were closed down by the video communication service for planning and holding vigils and events to commemorate the Tiananmen Square Massacre.

The company also suspended the host accounts, which were located in Hong Kong and the U.S.

In its statement, Zoom blamed the decision on the company’s inability to block participants by country. “We could have anticipated this need,” the company acknowledged.

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