Icons of the WeChat and Weibo apps seen on a smartphone in this file photo. Media organisations that publish straight to social media have been the target of tightening internet content restrictions from Beijing. Photo: Reuters Icons of the WeChat and Weibo apps seen on a smartphone in this file photo. Media organisations that publish straight to social media have been the target of tightening internet content restrictions from Beijing. Photo: Reuters
Icons of the WeChat and Weibo apps seen on a smartphone in this file photo. Media organisations that publish straight to social media have been the target of tightening internet content restrictions from Beijing. Photo: Reuters

Popular science blogs disappear from WeChat, Weibo and Bilibili in Beijing’s latest internet content crackdown

  • Science blogs Elephant Magazine and PaperClip disappeared from China’s biggest social media platforms on Wednesday despite mostly apolitical content
  • The accounts have previously been the subject of controversy, but the latest bans remain a mystery as Beijing tightens oversight of online content

Topic |   Censorship in China
Icons of the WeChat and Weibo apps seen on a smartphone in this file photo. Media organisations that publish straight to social media have been the target of tightening internet content restrictions from Beijing. Photo: Reuters Icons of the WeChat and Weibo apps seen on a smartphone in this file photo. Media organisations that publish straight to social media have been the target of tightening internet content restrictions from Beijing. Photo: Reuters
Icons of the WeChat and Weibo apps seen on a smartphone in this file photo. Media organisations that publish straight to social media have been the target of tightening internet content restrictions from Beijing. Photo: Reuters
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