Weibo blocked users from posting photos on Tiananmen Square anniversary


Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, blocked millions of its overseas users from posting pictures or video yesterday, on the anniversary of Tiananmen Square.

The ban over the weekend was simply announced as a “systems update,” but people noticed that local users were also not able to change their profile information, nor post photos or videos in comments.

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