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  1. News - China Insider - CENSORSHIP

    Weibo more heavily censored during Hong Kong's July 1 march than on Tiananmen anniversary

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 05:05pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com China’s government censored Weibo, the nation’s biggest microblog platform, more on July 1, when record numbers of Hong Kong residents joined the pro-democracy march, than it did on June 4, the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. An average of over 70 out of every 10,000 Weibo posts made on the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover were deleted ...

  2. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Be more positive, Chinese internet tsar Lu Wei tells celebrity weibo users

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Be more positive, celebrity weibo users are told The national internet tsar's call for a "more positive" discussion online has fuelled new concern about an expanded Communist Party ... was joined on stage by eight "Big V" microbloggers- so dubbed because of their "verified" accounts on Sina Weibo. Among those present were property tycoon Pan Shiyi and business ...

  3. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Chinese internet censors target collective activities more than sensitive subjects, says Harvard report

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:36am by Andrea Chen

    ... collective action events are more threatening Mara Hvistendahl The researchers created two separate accounts on each of 100 Chinese social media platforms and online forums, including Weibo ... mechanism used by Chinese authorities or the Chinese social media companies,” said Dr Fu King-wa,   an assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong who studies Weibo censorship and led ...

  4. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    China regulates original news feeds on messenger apps such as WeChat

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:55am by Adrian Wan, Amy Li

    ... about 130,000 followers, said the government was regulating WeChat public accounts like it did with microblog platform Weibo. "The rules are aimed at supporting government-backed media ...

  5. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Hong Kong pair, named only as Guo and Wang, held for illegal publishing in Shenzhen

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 04:42am by Staff Reporters

    ... police said late on Saturday. A brief weibo statement issued by the Shenzhen Public Security Bureau at 10.30pm did not give the suspects' full names. "On May 30, acting on a tip-off ... "All suspects, including Wang and Guo, have been detained by police in accordance to law." Many internet users responded at the bottom of the weibo post with suggestions ...

  6. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Tencent's messaging app WeChat target of latest crackdown by officials

    Posted May 28th 2014, 05:01am by Reuters

    ... social or political content in March. Unlike popular microblogging services such as Sina Weibo, where posts can reach millions of people in minutes, WeChat allows users to communicate in small, ...

  7. News - China Insider - CENSORSHIP

    Who censored CCTV's report on Yuyao's flood chaos?

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 01:05pm by Amy Li

    ... city in coastal Zhejiang province, hours after it promised viewers a “revelation of truth”. In a Weibo preview of its daily news show “Economics 30 minutes,” published earlier on Thursday, ... about wine. Disappointed viewers turned to Weibo to vent their frustration, many blaming Yuyao’s local government for censoring the report. “The city failed in fighting the flood, yet ...

  8. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Lady Gaga given green light to sell new album in China, ending 3-year-long ban

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 05:26pm by DARREN WEE

    ... “Although I hate this cover, she has no choice if she wants to come to China,” one weibo user wrote. “Sales will definitely be hit because of the cover,” wrote another. “Why not Photoshop clothes ... Indoor Stadium earlier this month, hinting that Lady Gaga might be given the green light for performing on the mainland soon. But fans were sceptical on weibo. “When Lady Gaga agrees to wear ...

  9. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Microsoft's Bing search engine accused of 'censoring' sensitive Chinese topics

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 08:57am by Staff Reporter

    ... state broadcaster CCTV and articles from the heavily censored Wikipedia-like Baidu Baike, according to tests run by free-speech campaigners at FreeWeibo. The same search in English, however, ... said that Greatfire.org author Charlie Smith had first noticed the discrepancies while running a search on FreeWeibo, which allows users to anonymously search social media – many of which ...

  10. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Why WeChat app is good news for Chinese censors

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 05:04pm by Reuters

    ... speech. “For me WeChat is an essential tool,” said Hu Jia, a Beijing-based dissident. Unlike popular microblogging services such as Sina Corporation’s Sina Weibo, where messages can reach millions of people in minutes, WeChat allows users to communicate in small, private circles of friends, and send text and voice messages for free – a big part of its success. “Weibo is like a public square, ...




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