Video platform in the criticism:: Zoom to follow the instructions in China

The popular conference platform Zoom has granted three video meeting Chinese human rights activists in theUnited States and Hong Kong to pressure the government

Video platform in the criticism:: Zoom to follow the instructions in China

The popular conference platform Zoom has granted three video meeting Chinese human rights activists in theUnited States and Hong Kong to pressure the government in Beijing blocked and to have the accounts of the host closed. The in San Jose, California-based American company, the accounts were re-enabled. However, the platform will follow, according to its own presentation in the future, the instructions of the Chinese Authorities about "illegal" activities, however, accounts and activities outside of China are no longer restricted.

"Over the next few days" will develop a Software that would allow the participants according to their respective location from a video meeting to exclude. "That allows us to meet the demands of local authorities, if these activities are watching on our platform as illegal within its borders." Demands of the Chinese government, which have an impact on someone outside of China, should not be investigated accordingly.

the approach of the platform is encountering sharp criticism. It is a memorial related events for the victims of the bloody crackdown on the 1989 Pro-democracy movement in China. The Chinese Authorities would have demanded of Zoom, this video meeting in may and beginning of June, and to disable the accounts of the host, because these activities "are illegal in China," admitted Zoom. At one of the Meetings nothing had been done, because no participant from China came.

Taiwan officials will be allowed no Zoom-conferences

With the increase of video conferences through the Corona of a pandemic, the number of the Zoom is increased-users worldwide in a short period of time from 10 to 300 million up. Internet experts have expressed several safety concerns about Zoom. It was also pointed out that a large part of its product development taking place in China and the company could be set slightly under pressure. The government in Taiwan has allowed its officials no Zoom-conferences.

Zoom argues that as a global company, the laws in the respective countries. "We strive to limit our measures, which are necessary to comply with local laws," it said. "Our answer should have no impact on users outside mainland China."

Zoom allowed since may, anyway, no individual accounts in China, so that they can also organize video meetings. A participation is possible. The company sold accounts to firms with business licenses in China.

Date Of Update: 12 June 2020, 23:20

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