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Zoom closes account for June 4th event: at the request of the Chinese government

2020-06-12T10:17:44.785Z

After the US video conferencing software Zoom confirmed that it had closed the account of the US human rights organization Humanitarian China, the company issued a statement on June 11 stating that the Chinese government had asked them to terminate June 4 at Zoom.



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Written by: Hong Yilin

2020-06-12 14:10

Date of last update: 2020-06-12 14:26

After the US video conferencing software Zoom confirmed that it had closed the account of the US human rights organization Humanitarian China, the company issued a statement on June 11 stating that the Chinese government had asked them to terminate the four Tiananmen events held on Zoom on June 4. Public commemorative event.

Humanitarian China held a commemoration of the June 4th event on the paid account of Zoom on May 31. Founder Zhou Fengsuo later claimed that their account was closed on June 7. Zoom later admitted that they blocked 1 Hong Kong account and 2 US accounts. They have since reopened.

The company also alleges that China notified the company of the four June 4th commemorative events in May and early June, requesting Zoom to close the meeting and block the account hosting the meeting. One of the meetings had no participants in mainland China, so it was "undisturbed."

Zoom said that they decided to terminate the other three events and suspend the sponsor account because two of the conferences had a large number of participants in China, and the other was because people in mainland China participated.

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They said in the statement: "The Chinese government informed us that this kind of event is illegal in China and requires Zoom to terminate the event and the sponsor account." The company explained in the statement that they must abide by the national laws of the place of operation.

The company admits that it is wrong to close the accounts of the United States, Hong Kong and Hong Kong, and the entire session.

The company did not blockade the entire conference session based on the user's country, because Zoom cannot do this now. Zoom said the company should anticipate this need.

Zoom said that it is currently formulating new policies to deal with similar situations, including not allowing the Chinese government’s requirements to affect people outside of mainland China, and developing new functions in the next few days, allowing the company to ban its participation based on the user’s location The meeting, in addition, announced new policies in response to these government requests on June 30.

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