Last week, users from China gaggle this audio-based application Clubhouse. This app can discuss a series of topics that were taboo in China, from Taiwan to Xinjiang.
Quoting Bloomberg, Monday (8/2/2021), to join the conversation, users must first be invited by the host at the Clubhouse.
In a very broad conversation, the issue of China’s reunification with Taiwan and the Chinese government’s pressure on ethnic Uighurs in Xinjiang became hot topics.
China Blocks Any Bad Comments toward Government
This kind of open discussion is not easy to find in China. This is because the government imposes strict censorship on the dissemination of information via the internet and news sites.
China frequently deletes comments against government on another chat app platform. For example Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s WeChat. and Sina Corp.’s Weibo.
On Sunday (7/2/2021), Clubhouse suddenly became accessible in China without using a VPN. A company owned by Andreessen Horowitz based in California operates this app.
The popularity of the application, which debuted in March 2020, began to skyrocket because it managed to attract a number of premium users, namely Elon Musk and Oprah Winfrey.
Until now, only iPhone can access this app. And also the user must have a non iPhone Chinese account.
Communication Professor Fang Kecheng Chinese from the University of Hong Kong said this application only attracted the attention of educated circles in China.
“I’m not sure this application can penetrate the general public in China. If it could, they have blocked, ”he said.