Popular in China, the application of Neihan Duanzi with jokes and memes was blocked for “bad humor”, but the fans found a way to show solidarity to each other. To do this, use the usual car horn.
Drivers use a special combination of sounds, showing that they are fans of Neihan Duanzi. To express support for the application, you need to zoom, pause, and then zoom two more times.
So fans are looking for each other in real life, but using the “secret code” also violates Chinese law. According to local publications, the authorities have already begun to fight the protest and are questioning all those who are suspiciously buzzing.
The Chinese media cited as an example the history of the bus driver, who was detained and interrogated after the random use of the beep. Local authorities urged the drivers to “bibicate” only when necessary, and in some Chinese cities they hung signs prohibiting “inappropriate hum”. Violators intend to fine by 100 yuan (about 16 US dollars).
Fans of the application also complain about his loss to the inactive account of the developer company Toutiao in the social network Weibo. One user noted that disabling Neihan Duanzi could be a serious threat to society. Some fans of the app have placed about 40 cars in one place to show the “Chinese character” to their city, but the local police stated that it “seems unlawful.”
The application of Neihan Duanzi was blocked in China on April 11 for “bad jokes”. Soon, its creators announced the disabling of the service forever. Together with Neihan Duanzi censors removed his page in the social network Weibo, where jokes were also posted.