The Government of China, monitors users of social media such as WeChat and Twitter, when they are spreading a negative news related to Coronavirus. In accordance with Vice, the protest of the people of the country against the government is often carried out through social media platforms.
As for the spread of Coronavirus, some 2.699 people have so far died and more than 80.000 have been infected.
According to reports, the protests at Internet against the Chinese government, have become much more intense after the death of Li Wenliang, who was the first to warn of the Coronavirus. After his death, a huge number of users started using the hashtag "I want freedom of speech" on the Chinese social networking platform Weibo. About 2 million posts were posted containing this hashtag, but the Chinese government soon removed it from the platform.
As Vice's report also points out, the Chinese government also targets individuals who have a significant influence on the dissemination of information related to the Coronavirus. One Chinese said he tried to share information about the virus via WeChat, with his family living in China while he is in California. The Chinese government tried to track down its precise location in California, harassing its friends, and received a warning message that someone from Shanghai was trying to access his WeChat account.
Another man from China said government officials visited his home in Dongguan after identifying his response to a sensitive tweet about the Chinese government's response to the Koronews epidemic. Officials informed them that this post it was a direct attack on the Chinese government. Then they seized it mobile and he was asked to sign a responsible statement that he would not repeat this action.