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China’s Weibo to remove ‘gay and violence’ content

would include pictures, cartoons and text posts as part of a three month clean up campaign

In yet another crackdown, the China’s social media giant Sina Weibo will remove gay and violent content.

This would include pictures, cartoons and text posts as part of a three month clean up campaign of the social site.

It need be mentioned that the announcement was made on 13 April itself.

With the Chinese leadership wishing to further tighten the grip of the administration on the diverse cultural scene popular with the young.

Weibo announced the move on its official administrator’s account.

This is said to being in line with China’s new cybersecurity law that calls for strict data surveillance.

Even as homosexuality is not illegal in China, the activists say the conservative attitudes of some parts of society have prompted occasional government clampdowns.

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