Users of the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp have reported disruptions in China, prompting censorship claims

Many reported that voice messaging and pictures wouldn’t send without a virtual private network (VPN) to circumvent China’s censorship filters.
The seemed to be working normally on Wednesday morning, but there have been more interruptions since then.
The disruptions come as China clamps down on online platforms.
What was the disruption?
Users began noticing over the weekend that WhatsApp wouldn’t send pictures, voice messages and video, although text messages continued to work normally.

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