mandag 16. april 2018

Rare win for China's LGBT community after censorship U-turn by Sina Weibo

One of China's biggest social media companies on Monday reversed a decision to censor gay content -- a rare victory for the country's nascent but increasingly vocal LGBT rights movement. Bowing to intense public pressure, Sina Weibo -- often called China's Twitter -- said its latest campaign to "clean up" the platform would no longer target gay-themed content.

"We thank all for your discussions and suggestions," it said in a brief notice posted on its website. The microblogging service, which boasts nearly 400 million active users, had vowed Friday to remove all gay-themed cartoons and videos -- along with pornographic and violent material -- to comply with Chinese laws and regulations.