微信被指根据文字聊天精准推送广告，回应：从未监控聊天记录 – The Paper
What happened: In response to a Southern Metropolis Daily report (in Chinese), WeChat issued a statement on Tuesday that it does not use chat log data to better target ads. The article cited a WeChat user who reported receiving an ad about Spring Airlines flights to Osaka, Japan, only minutes after a family member messaged him about exactly that topic. WeChat said that user clicks may affect the information displayed inside the app, but that it doesn’t monitor the content of private chats. Representatives also suggested that such coincidences may be a result of advertiser ability to target specific demographics when placing ads.