Reddit Users Wage 'Meme War' Against Beijing After Tencent Investment

Zero Hedge | 2/11/2019 | Staff
max1max1 (Posted by) Level 4
Click For Photo: https://zh-prod-1cc738ca-7d3b-4a72-b792-20bd8d8fa069.storage.googleapis.com/s3fs-public/styles/max_650x650/public/2019-02/Screen%20Shot%202019-02-11%20at%203.59.10%20PM.png?itok=_uSBiXvZ

Reddit have responded with alarm following reports that Chinese tech giant Tencent participated in a $300 million funding round for the website, with users fearing that the company might push Reddit to start censoring content on behalf of Beijing.

And they're responding in the best way they know how: Making memes mocking the Chinese government.

Bloomberg - Tencent - Holdings - Funding - Round

According to Bloomberg, Tencent Holdings invested in the funding round, which valued the site at $3 billion, despite the fact that Reddit is banned in China. And, in typical Reddit fashion, users of the site responded by publishing images that are banned in China, like Winnie the Pooh (banned because users have mocked its resemblance to President Xi) and images of the famous "tank...
(Excerpt) Read more at: Zero Hedge
Wake Up To Breaking News!
Goverment, no matter how big, is always a big problem.
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to Long Room!

Where The World Finds Its News!