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Chinese Social Media Site Weibo Reverses Gay Ban

After hashtag #Iamgay trended in protest over social media site Weibo updating platform guidelines to remove all LGBT-related content last Friday, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, has reversed the ban.

Weibo had decided to remove LGBT-related content in order to create a “clear and harmonious environment” for its users and to comply with the country’s cyber security laws.

At the time of Friday’s announcement, the site had already removed more than 56,000 pieces of content, closed 108 accounts and taken down 62 topics, an online statement posted on Weibo’s official administrator account said.

Responding to public pressure, Weibo said its latest campaign to “clean up” the platform would no longer target gay-themed content.

 

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