China’s Weibo Reverses Ban On Gay-Themed Content

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In a quick about face,
China’s Sina Weibo messaging service has reversed a ban on gay-themed content. On Friday, the Twitter-like platform removed or blocked the content as part of a campaign to “purify” the online environment, the state-backed Global Times reported. But an outcry over the weekend appears to have changed Weibo’s stance. Caixin reported Monday that the service said it will not target homosexual topics during its “content clearance” bid. The main targets…