UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — China’s social giant Sina Weibo reversed its decision about deleting posts related to gay culture on April 16.
Often described as the Chinese version of Twitter, Weibo is one of the most popular social networks in the country.
Last week, Weibo said that it would take down sexually suggestive and violent content as well as cartoons and videos that portray homosexuality.
It immediately drew protest from outraged users who posted pictures of themselves with partners or gay friends using hashtags such as #IAmGay.
The site said in a statement that it was part of a three month “clean-up” effort to further ensure a clear and harmonious society and to comply with stricter cybersecurity laws implemented by President Xi Jinping.