Tencent has promised to upgrade its security after prominent blogger Sanbiao revealed his account on the company’s Open Media platform had been hijacked.

However, rather than appeasing the blogger, a statement from Tencent on the matter prompted Sanbiao to issue a sharply worded rebuke that criticized how Tencent manages its massive online media ecosystem that encompasses WeChat, QQ, and other platforms.

On Tuesday, Sanbiao—who runs public WeChat account “Sanbiao Longzhenmen”—posted on his account that his Open Media account had been hacked. The platform aggregates articles from independent writers and corporations, and also syncs content across 10 of Tencent’s most popular platforms.

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Bailey Hu

Bailey Hu is based in China’s hardware capital, Shenzhen. Her interests include local maker culture, grassroots innovation and how tech shapes society, as well as vice versa.