A real ‘Twitter’ gulag — China shuts down popular WeChat accounts

Because they can

Dozens of Popular WeChat Accounts Deleted Amidst Crackdown: Shanghaiist WeChat is a growing social media app in China, and abroad. Within China’s borders, it’s giving Sina Weibo — a homebrewed version of Twitter — a run for its money. And like Weibo, WeChat has attracted the attention of China’s Internet …