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Sina Weibo Punishes 103,673 Accounts For Violating Government Rules

Sina Weibo Punishes 103,673 Accounts For Violating Government Rules

China’s Twitter, Sina Weibo, “closed or in some way punished” a whopping 103,673 accounts on the social media network for not being in compliance with the government’s online discourse rules, Tech in Asia reports.

Looks like suppression of online speech is alive and well in China.

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Sina Weibo Now Available In Singapore And Indonesia

China’s Twitter, Sina Weibo, recently valued at $6 billion, isn’t slowing down.

The network has expanded to Singapore and Indonesia.

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Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter, Valued At $6 Billion

Most mainstream social media networks – Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and YouTube – are banned in China, leaving Chinese social media users to log onto Sina Weibo (China’s Twitter), Renren (China’s Facebook), Tencent Weibo (China’s Tumblr) and Tudou (China’s YouTube) instead. And they’re doing so with incredible quantity.

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Why Are Western Celebrities On Sina Weibo Instead Of Twitter?

Have you seen Iron Man 3 yet?

It opened in North America on May 3. But Robert Downey Jr. fans in China got to see the blockbuster film starting May 1.

Indeed, Hollywood has been making a major play for the Chinese market. According to a recent report by the Motion Picture Association of America, China is now the second-largest box office market in the world. Not only that – last year, more than half of the country’s box office profit was from foreign (read: American) films.

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Top 25 Celebrities On Chinese Twitter (Sina Weibo)

We recently shared some insight into the Chinese social media landscape, which consists of 513 million Internet users and 84% of those users contributing to social networks.

That’s the highest rate in the entire world.

With Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and YouTube banned in China, Chinese social media users are logging onto Sina Weibo (China’s Twitter), Renren (China’s Facebook), Tencent Weibo (China’s Tumblr) and Tudou (China’s YouTube) instead. And doing so with incredible quantity.

Sina Weibo has about 300 million users, with Renren at 200 million, Tencent Weibo at 425 million, and Tudou at an amazing 431 million users.

Synthesio, a global social-media monitoring company, created the following infographic as part of its “China Social Media Listening Month” to find out which celebrities are the most popular on Chinese social media.

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