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Weibo Shutters Accounts in Wake of Crackdown

China’s Twitter-like microblogging platform Weibo has closed 1,132 accounts after internet regulators accused it of spreading “obscene and wrongly oriented content.” Photo: VCG
China’s Twitter-like microblogging platform Weibo has closed 1,132 accounts after internet regulators accused it of spreading “obscene and wrongly oriented content.” Photo: VCG

China’s Twitter-like microblogging platform Weibo Corp. said it has shut down more than 1,000 accounts, after some of its services were suspended due to what regulators called obscene content.

A total of 1,132 accounts have been closed as part of the campaign, the company said in a statement on Tuesday night.

“Weibo will ramp up efforts to remove such content to meet the regulator’s requirements,” the statement added.

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