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Australian leader's WeChat account reportedly taken over

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Any Chinese made product or software has the potential to be taken over or hacked by the Chinese government!

You're living on another planet if you think other countries (in particular USA and Israel) don't do this.

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You chat WeHack.

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Let's not forget China is paying foreign social media influencers on TikTok and other platforms to promote the country in positive light ahead of the Olympics to counteract the bad press from the boycotts of China.

China is spending $300,000 to get US influencers to share positive social media posts to boost the country's image ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics

https://www.yahoo.com/news/china-spending-300-000-us-212126159.html

Let's also not forget that anyone that do not or says something bad about China during this time risks their accounts being closed; thus, their streams of income and livelihood.

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Rob Nads

Don’t talk rubbish. I own property (the house I live in) and so do most of the people I know. Not one of us votes Liberal and all of us loathe Scott Morrison. So do two million other over-60s. If he’s had his account hacked by the Chinese government, damn well serves him right for being on there in the first place.

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Any Chinese made product or software has the potential to be taken over or hacked by the Chinese government!

And idiots keep using TikTok and the like. There is a reason the US government eventually stopped using Kaspersky and has been arresting and convicting a lot more Chinese students, researchers, and professors. They all have the potential to be compromised through blackmail or greed.

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Even after all the verbal and physical abuse directed towards ethnic Chinese these past few years?

It all means nothing. If they own property, they will vote ScoMo, as they know he will do everything possible to keep the bubble afloat.

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So let me get this right. ScoMo has been on this non-stop anti-China propaganda machine, and he wants the vote of the Chinese diaspora? Even after all the verbal and physical abuse directed towards ethnic Chinese these past few years? Dream on.

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Gambare Nippon:

Use Chinese social media? Dont complain when you are "hacked".

As opposed to what? Whatsapp? I've lost count the number of times I get strangers' texts on my Whatsapp account, and the number of texts from some of my friends and relatives - they didn't send them - their accounts were hacked and most probably sending viruses. I have never experienced that with Wechat.

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Use Chinese social media? Dont complain when you are "hacked".

Fool.

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The question is why was an Australian politician even using it? I'm frankly very surprised.

Because the Chinese in Australia make up a decent proportion of the voting population.

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ToraToday  03:11 pm JST

Anyone thinking of using WeChat should learn from this, it is controlled and monitored by the Chinese government.

Common knowledge. The question is why was an Australian politician even using it? I'm frankly very surprised.

The mind does boggle. Then again it was Scott Morrison, a man of dubious judgment.

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Anyone thinking of using WeChat should learn from this, it is controlled and monitored by the Chinese government.

Common knowledge. The question is why was an Australian politician even using it? I'm frankly very surprised.

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well who really cares?

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Anyone thinking of using WeChat should learn from this, it is controlled and monitored by the Chinese government.

Anyone still using it, remove it right now!

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Was it hacked or officially taken over by the company? The article is not clear.

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Excited for the far-right posters here to be like "he's conservative, good! But he's in the Liberal Party, bad. But he hates immigrants, good! But he is on a Chinese website, bad. Good. Bad. Goobad. Gdodobgodbgogbdb" and watch their heads explode.

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