Protest at Weibo’s ‘ho­mo­sex­ual’ ban

The Sunday Telegraph - - World news -

China’s Sina Weibo so­cial me­dia web­site said it was re­mov­ing “ho­mo­sex­ual” con­tent, prompt­ing a storm of on­line protests yes­ter­day un­der the hash­tag “I am gay”.

The plat­form said on Fri­day it had be­gun a “clean-up cam­paign” to re­move “il­le­gal” con­tent.

By midday yes­ter­day, 170,000 Weibo users had posted the hash­tag, be­fore it was ap­par­ently banned by the plat­form.

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