News 17 april — 12:47

China's Sina Weibo backtracks from gay content ban after outrage

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Chinese social media network Sina Weibo has backtracked from a controversial gay content ban after a massive outcry, BBC reports.

Last Friday the microblogging platform said that posts related to homosexuality would be taken down.

It prompted a deluge of posts from outraged netizens protesting against the decision. On Monday, Sina Weibo said it would reverse the ban.

Often described as China's answer to Twitter, Sina Weibo is one of the most popular social networks in the country.

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