mandag 7. september 2015

Censored Memes, Search Terms and Images from China’s WWII Parade

Censors in China were extra busy on Thursday as Beijing made an all out effort to ensure a massive military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II went without a hitch. The word “military parade” topped keyword rankings on microblogging site Weibo, with 460,000 searches recorded. Whilst the visible comments were overwhelmingly positive, posts which were removed and collected at showed a different picture. Below are some of the most popular memes and comments blocked on the Twitter-like Chinese platform. Read more