China’s answer to Twitter ordered to freeze its trending topics
Weibo is halting “hot search” for a week
The state body did not elaborate on the reasons for the decision but instead cited an incident involving a person surnamed Jiang. Local media speculates that the person in question is the former president of Alibaba’s e-commerce platforms Taobao and Tmall Jiang Fan.
(Abacus is a unit of the South China Morning Post which is owned by Alibaba.)