Tencent said it blocked Uber on We Chat, affecting Uber’s online services in at least 16 Chinese cities, because of “malicious marketing”, something Uber denied.Tencent’s move came just days after Didi announced a global alliance with Lyft in the United States, Grab Taxi in Singapore and Ola in India, with the partnership widely dubbed an “anti-Uber alliance” by tech industry players.
Other brands, in particular H&M and Zara made efforts to jump on the bandwagon with witty posts.
Along with steps towards normalizing the culturally taboo topic, the film encourages all individuals to take preventative measures and be pro-active about their health through safe sex practices and testing.
A pre-screening of the short film will take place May 19, 2016.
We Chat has laid down clear policies with regard to posting pornographic content. The We Chat Operations Platform publishes weekly statistics on the numbers of official We Chat accounts that are punished due to breaching their pornography guidelines. These are punishments for ‘Official Accounts’ so don’t be worried about your personal account being blocked because of that gif you sent yesterday.
In the battle for article views and followers on We Chat, sex is a powerful tool.
Tencent is one of the three most powerful internet firms in China – collectively known as “BAT” – along with Baidu, China’s top search engine, and Alibaba, the No1 e-commerce firm in the world’s second-biggest economy.