The logo of Chinese social media app Weibo seen on a smartphone on December 7. Photo: Reuters
The logo of Chinese social media app Weibo seen on a smartphone on December 7. Photo: Reuters
Weibo

China’s Twitter-like Weibo kicks out ‘idiots’, ‘sissies’ and ‘tramps’ in username clean-up campaign

  • The microblogging platform said users risk account suspensions if they do not remove vulgar language, a response to Beijing’s push to clean up the internet
  • Social media firms like Weibo and Douban have been hit with fines in recent months for hosting ‘unlawful’ information

Topic |   Weibo
The logo of Chinese social media app Weibo seen on a smartphone on December 7. Photo: Reuters
The logo of Chinese social media app Weibo seen on a smartphone on December 7. Photo: Reuters
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