16.8.2021 | Tencent got sued due to WeChat’s Restricted Youth Mode
Reuters reports that Beijing prosecutors have sued Tencent over claims WeChat's restricted "youth mode" violates laws protecting children.
Youth mode prevents younger users from accessing payments, finding nearby friends and playing certain games. It's effectively a parental control tool for a "super app" that can handle many daily tasks in China.
Tencent hasn't commented on the lawsuit. It recently set stricter limits for young Honor of Kings players, capping their play time to just an hour a day on weekdays.