Thanks, I think I could have more carefully worded that claim—Tencent’s own use of WeChat data is known (+ Beijing govt at least plans to take shares in Tencent). Some pointers

- https://qz.com/974408/tencents-wechat-gives-it-an-advantage-in-the-global-artificial-intelligence-race

- https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-uses-ai-software-improve-its-surveillance-capabilities-2022-04-08/

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Could you share your references for this claim? "It is well known that apps like WeChat and other data collection sources have allowed state-backed Chinese companies to develop powerful supervised learning algorithms."

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