Uber not having a good week with the raid on their office in France and attacks on drivers in Amsterdam the car service has had its official account blocked on the popular Chinese social network WeChat as well. Some regional Uber accounts in China also appear to have been blocked.
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The rule Uber apparently violated is a section of the WeChat terms and conditions that prohibits public accounts like Uber's corporate accounts from incentivizing sharing by offering deals or luring users to share things with their friend groups. WeChat sees this kind of pushing people to share as harming the overall user experience.
The good news for the car company is that the ban won't last forever.
According to WeChat's guidelines, the minimum punishment for enticing users to share is a 7day block, and that's likely what Uber has been saddled with. Probably, the accounts that have been blocked will be able to begin operations again sometime next week.
Though we still remain skeptical regarding the period of ban posed upon the company put on the company and on what terms will they lift it. Sources suggest that the seven day block will be uplifted soon and Uber will be back on WeChat soon.