Sensitive Words: Ilham (Tohti), Song Binbin & More

自由 伊力哈木

“Ilham is innocent.” (Badiucao)

As of January 17, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function).

Via CDT Chinese.

weibo_enBrowse all of CDT’s collected sensitive words on our bilingual Google spreadsheet.

All Chinese-language words are tested using simplified characters. The same terms in traditional characters occasionally return different results.

CDT Chinese runs a project that crowd-sources filtered keywords on Sina Weibo search. CDT independently tests the keywords before posting them, but some searches later become accessible again. We welcome readers to contribute to this project so that we can include the most up-to-date information.

Have a sensitive word tip? Submit it to CDT through this form: