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WeChat is Beijing's latest target for online controls

Creators of online groups to be responsible for managing information within their forums and members' behaviour

WeChat has evolved from instant messaging to become a social network by adding news feeds, photo sharing and other services.

Hong Kong

SELF-CENSORSHIP is kicking in fast on WeChat as China's new rules on message groups cast a chill among the 963 million users of Tencent Holdings Ltd's social network.

Regulations released on Sept 7 made creators of online groups responsible...