Brain King (大脑王者), a popular quiz-like social game, became the first WeChat mini program to get a taste of the long arm of Chinese regulators. On Tuesday night, the mini program was suspended. Tencent’s WeChat team announced that Brain King violated rules for managing public information services on IM platforms and urged mini programs to rectify themselves, The Paper is reporting (in Chinese).

Last week, WeChat announced that it will regulate user’s “information dissemination behavior” and attempts to conduct marketing activities by distorting China and CCP history. Offences include misleading titles and distorting historical information to attract readers’ attention to marketing content. This last issue was likely what landed Brain King in hot water.

Brain King is a quiz game that enables two competitors to guess the right answer in the shortest amount of time. Here are some of the questions that irked Chinese regulators.

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Masha Borak

Masha Borak is a technology reporter based in Beijing. Write to her at masha.borak [at] technode.com. Pitches with the word "disruptive" will be ignored. Read a good book - learn some more adjectives.