Metaverse-Like App Pauses User Registration Over Data Leak Claims

Luo Meihan reports:

There are problems brewing in early metaverse applications on Chinese social platforms.

Zheli, a top social app that is popular for its use of virtual characters, suspended new user registrations Sunday after being accused of violating user privacy and plagiarizing its virtual avatars’ clothing designs. However, its developers said the app was taken down to improve existing user experience, adding it faced “continuous and organized attacks,” including the spread of “deliberate disinformation” on other platforms.

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