Apps in China are taken down due to stringent content scrutiny regulations
‘China is containing more than just the virus’, joked a foreign commentator who was familiar with cases of the authorities pulling off the infection simulation game Plague Inc. from the Chinese App Store. Citing TechNode, the removal shows how serious the country’ is in managing the public perception of the virus. Moreover, apps are falling into the net woven of stringent scrutiny regulations. The keyboard app Boom, which converts regular text into random emojis was lately taken from the store, for it facilitates users with malicious intents to circumvent content controls by using icons to spread messages which trigger less censorship.