Weibo is removing content with the #les hashtag

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04/15/2019

The Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo has reportedly been removing posts and comments with the hashtag #les. The ban on the term, which is short for lesbian, was discovered by users who use the site’s “super topic” feature, where people can create online communities using a hashtag. Prior to its removal, the #les hashtag’s “super topic” had over 140,000 followers and 125,000 posts. #Les was also one of the most searched terms on Weibo before content attached to it was taken down.

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