Weibo reverses ban on gay content after outcry in China

On Friday, China’s version of Twitter, Sina Weibo, banned all content containing homosexuality from its platform. But after a weekend full of online protests, Weibo has reversed its decision, clarifying that it’s not targeting gay content anymore. Weibo wrote in a post on Monday, “This time, the cleanup of anime and games won’t target gay content. It is mainly [meant] to clean up content related to pornography, violence, and gore. Thank you for your discussions and suggestions,” as translated by WhatsonWeibo. The original announcement from Weibo on Friday said the platform was launching a clean-up campaign for the next three months and would remove all pornographic, violent, or homosexual photos, videos, text posts, and cartoons. Weibo... Continue reading…

Weibo reverses ban on gay content after outcry in China

Popular social media platform had targeted pictures and videos depicting homosexuality in 'clean-up'

Tue 17 Apr 18 from The Independent

China's Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship after outcry

One of China's top social networking sites announced Monday that it will no longer be censoring content related to gay issues after the plan triggered a loud public outcry.

Tue 17 Apr 18 from Phys.org

Weibo reverses planned purge of LGBT content

Last Friday, China's social network Weibo said it had plans to remove violent and gay-themed content on its platform in order to comply with strict new Chinese cybersecurity regulations. ...

Mon 16 Apr 18 from Engadget

China's Twitter reverses gay content ban after LGBT outcry - CNET

Following days of protest, a popular microblogging platform with hundreds of millions of Chinese users is reversing a recent ban on LGBT-themed content.

Mon 16 Apr 18 from CNET

China's Sina Weibo backtracks from gay content ban after outrage

The Chinese social media giant reverses a ban on gay content after a wave of defiant protests.

Mon 16 Apr 18 from BBC Technology

China's Weibo is purging violent and gay-themed content

Popular Chinese social network Weibo is removing violent and gay-themed content to comply with China's new cybersecurity regulations. The Twitter-like platform has announced that ...

Sun 15 Apr 18 from Engadget

Weibo to ban gay, violent content from platform

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Sina Weibo will remove gay and violent content, including pictures, cartoons and text posts, during a three-month clean-up campaign, the microblogging platform said. ...

Fri 13 Apr 18 from Reuters Technology

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