The hit audio-only social community Clubhouse seems to not be accessible in mainland China as of seven.30 p.m. Monday night. As of writing, TechNode reporters and contacts opening the app obtain an error message studying “An SSL error has occurred and a safe connection to the server can’t be made.” The primary area of the app, which usually shows a listing of conversations and exercise, is empty besides the suggestion to “Begin a brand new room to get a dialog going!”
Why it issues: Whereas Chinese language web regulation will be unpredictable, Clubhouse might be gone for good from Chinese language networks.
Context: The hit app has supplied a uncommon, unfiltered house for on-line dialogue mainland China. In latest days, hundreds of customers flooded into Chinese language-language teams discussing usually off-limits matters, main many to foretell that it was solely a matter of time earlier than the app was blocked.