Weibo, a subsidiary of Sina Corp, is being sued for restricting access to its data amid an antitrust crackdown from Beijing that may be emboldening smaller companies. Photo: Shutterstock
Weibo, a subsidiary of Sina Corp, is being sued for restricting access to its data amid an antitrust crackdown from Beijing that may be emboldening smaller companies. Photo: Shutterstock
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Weibo sued for monopolistic practices limiting access to its data as China’s antitrust crackdown invites new challenges

  • Eefung Software is suing the microblogging platform for ‘directly destroying’ its business model by restricting access to data used to analyse public opinion
  • The case is China’s first civil antitrust lawsuit, showing an increased awareness among small firms of Beijing’s antitrust scrutiny

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Weibo, a subsidiary of Sina Corp, is being sued for restricting access to its data amid an antitrust crackdown from Beijing that may be emboldening smaller companies. Photo: Shutterstock
Weibo, a subsidiary of Sina Corp, is being sued for restricting access to its data amid an antitrust crackdown from Beijing that may be emboldening smaller companies. Photo: Shutterstock
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