China misuses COVID-19 health app to stifle dissent


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Beijing [China], June 22 (ANI): Several activists and netizens criticized Chinese authorities for using the COVID-19 health app to stifle dissent. In the latest attempt to restrict mobility, Chinese authorities misused the health app code to stop depositors who had lost access to their funds, from protesting against local banks in the Henan province, reported The Singapore Post. In the early pandemic time, China had developed a colour-coded smartphone app to track the movement of people in its effort to control the spread of COVID-19 and implement its zero-COVID policy. The government had used mobile apps to identify and isolate...