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Rights group says Zoom shut down its account after Tiananmen Square anniversary event

June 11, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Facade with sign at headquarters of videoconferencing, remote work, and webinar technology company Zoom (ZM) in the Silicon Valley, San Jose, California, March 28, 2020. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)

A US-based group supporting human rights in China says it is "outraged" that the video conferencing company Zoom temporarily shut down its account after it held an event on the platform in remembrance of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Hong Kong/San Francisco (CNN Business)A US-based group supporting human rights in China says it is "outraged" that the video conferencing company Zoom (ZM) temporarily shut down its account after it held an event on the platform in remembrance of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Humanitarian China, an organization based in California that provides "relief for political prisoners and activists" in China, said in a statement that it was not able to access its account on Sunday, a week after it held the virtual meeting.

"The Zoom account used for this conference displayed a message that it had been shut down," the organization said.

Zhou Fengsuo, a former protest leader in Beijing who leads Humanitarian China, said his May 31 event included the Tiananmen Mothers, a group set up by those who lost children in the massacre.

Humanitarian China said that it was "outraged" that Zoom, a US company, appeared to have acted according to Chinese law in shutting down the organization's account.

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