Corona Cover-Up? Videos The Chinese Government Would Rather You Don’t See Surface on The Internet
Months after the Coronavirus outbreak began in the city of Wuhan, residents have only just been given the chance to collect the ashes of loved ones. In these recently released photos that have been censored, residents can be seen queuing for hours on end to collect the remains of lost family members.
Distressing photos show Wuhan residents queuing to collect ashes of loved ones
Residents of Wuhan were seen queuing this week to collect the ashes of their close family members that have died to the Coronavirus. This is the first time residents have been able to collect ashes due to a past ban on operating cremation facilities. The city of Wuhan has been on lockdown for months ever since it was reported that it was the epicenter for the world’s first cases of Coronavirus.
A similar practice has occurred at Wuhan’s Wuchang Funeral Home. The video below shows staff members calling out the names of those that have passed as ashes are given out. Audio in the video also claims that ‘Cremation is free’ and that the government is giving out free urns to all those that visit. The validity of these statements is unknown.
Weibo is censoring Coronavirus related photos, but who is really behind it?
These photos were originally posted on social media site, Weibo. However, according to new claims, these photos have been censored from the site. In the past, it has been reported that Weibo works closely with the Chinese government to censor content. According to a whistleblower that worked at the site for 2 years, there are over 160 censorship employees working for Weibo.
Here’s what the whistleblower told the CPJ about Weibo’s censorship program:
“The Communist Party was terrified by Weibo, staring at it with fear and the determination to tame it … The core of Weibo censorship is the lack of clear rules that users can follow. You don’t know whether you will be the next target of censorship. Such tactics instill fear in you, then you start to behave yourself. Gradually, it becomes natural not to speak your mind. Over time, you lose the ability to express yourself as a normal person would do in a free society. That is the effect of censorship in the long run.”