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WeChat is one of the top social networks in China.
But the social media giant has faced scrutiny from Western governments and regulators over its alleged influence in the countrys electoral process.
And as China’s leadership faces scrutiny over its massive economic boom, the company’s popularity has plummeted.
WeChat faces the challenge of navigating China’s regulatory landscape, and a backlash is mounting from users who feel they have been cheated by a Chinese company.
Wechat’s woes come amid growing criticism of the company from the United States.
On Tuesday, the U.S. State Department released a report calling on the company to end its political influence in China, calling it a “major threat to human rights, freedom of expression, and the rule of law in China.”
The report also said WeChat had been a major recipient of foreign direct investment from foreign governments since 2014.
The State Department report, which is being released by the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, also called for an end to WeChat’s “corporate governance structure” and “further regulatory measures.”
On Tuesday night, the state news agency Xinhua quoted a government source as saying WeChat has been cooperating with the U