Weibo bans gay content as part of ‘clean-up’

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Chinese microblogging service Sina Weibo has begun the process of removing gay content from its platform in order to comply with new laws. Violent and pornographic content is also subject to blocking or removal, and a lot of fan fiction has fallen victim. Weibo — comparable to Twitter — has 392 million active monthly users, and a three-month campaign is now underway to help create what the company describes as a “clean and harmonious community environment” in accordance with China’s “laws and regulations such as the Cyber Security Law”. See also: Apple to store iCloud keys in China, sparking privacy…

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