Wuhan Coronavirus

Coronavirus whistleblower doctor dies, sparking outpouring — and censorship — on social media

  • A 34-year-old doctor who had been diagnosed with the new coronavirus died early Friday.
  • Li Wenliang, who caught the virus after treating patients with the disease, was one of eight whistleblowers reprimanded by Wuhan police for allegedly spreading “illegal and false” information about the virus.
  • The social media outpouring was immense and soon morphed into greater frustration with the establishment and its handling of the outbreak.
  • Some who were more critical of the government included the hashtag #IWantFreedomOfSpeech in their posts, but that hashtag was censored on Weibo.


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The Chairs urge the #Chinese gov’t to disclose the whereabouts/release citizen journalist #ChenQiushi who disappeared after reporting on the #coronavirus in #Wuhan. Transparency is key to addressing a global health crisis, not censorship or repression.


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