A man holds an iPhone as he visits Sina's Weibo microblogging site in Shanghai on May 29, 2012. Weibo’s former marketing and PR director has been arrested for allegedly accepting bribes, the company said in an internal memo, which did not reveal details about the case. Photo: Reuters
A man holds an iPhone as he visits Sina's Weibo microblogging site in Shanghai on May 29, 2012. Weibo’s former marketing and PR director has been arrested for allegedly accepting bribes, the company said in an internal memo, which did not reveal details about the case. Photo: Reuters
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Weibo public relations executive arrested on bribery charges as China takes aim at online opinion manipulation

  • The former marketing and PR director for the Twitter-like Weibo platform was arrested for allegedly accepting bribes, according to an internal company memo
  • Employees at China’s biggest tech giants, including Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu, have been involved in several corruption cases in recent years

A man holds an iPhone as he visits Sina's Weibo microblogging site in Shanghai on May 29, 2012. Weibo’s former marketing and PR director has been arrested for allegedly accepting bribes, the company said in an internal memo, which did not reveal details about the case. Photo: Reuters
A man holds an iPhone as he visits Sina's Weibo microblogging site in Shanghai on May 29, 2012. Weibo’s former marketing and PR director has been arrested for allegedly accepting bribes, the company said in an internal memo, which did not reveal details about the case. Photo: Reuters
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