According to the information reported on the GreatFire.org webpage, from March 3 at the latest, Signal's webpageOnChina began to be blocked.
butOnChinese smartphone users can still download freely from the app storeThisapplication.According to the US mobile application intelligence platform Sensor
That's itWer statistics, SignalOnThe number of installations on China's Apple mobile phones is close to 51.The installation situation of Android system lacks relevant data information.
In the past, Signal has alsoOnChina has been blocked, but services have been restored since then.
OnAt the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China held today, a reporter from Bloomberg asked that the encrypted messaging application SignalOnChina is banned.Does the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have any comment on this?Why does China block foreign social media platforms?The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zhao Lijian responded: "I do not understand the relevant situation you mentioned. Please refer to the competent department. As a principle, what I can tell you is that the Chinese Internet isopenof.At the same time, China政府Manage the Internet in accordance with laws and regulations. "
What is Signal?
Signal is funded by Signal Technology Foundation and Signal Messenger
A cross-platform encrypted message service developed by LLC. Signal sends one-to-one and group messages via the Internet. Messages can include images and videos. It can also be used to make one-to-one and group voice calls via the Internet.All Signal software is free and open source
The application rankings of Play and App Store have risen sharply.
上MonthChinese officials also blocked the mobile app ClubhouseOnChinese service.ThisAppOnBefore being blocked, he used to provide an audio communication platform for taboo topics.OnChina has briefly prospered.