U.S. concerned by reports of China LGBTQI Plus social media curbs

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07/07/2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday it was concerned about reports that China had restricted use of social media accounts of LGBTQI Plus student groups and non-governmental organizations. Members of LGBT groups told Reuters that Chinese tech giant Tencent’s WeChat social media platform had deleted dozens of LGBT accounts run by university students, saying some had broken rules on information on the internet, sparking fear of a crackdown on gay content online.

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