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Sensitive Words: June 4th

“Internet Maintenance Day” has come again. As in previous years, Weibo is attempting...

Weibo Censors Difficult To Detect

For Tea Leaf Nation, Jason Ng claims that Sina Weibo’s censorship has become increasingly opaque in the past months with the reduction of keyword blocks that allow one to easily discern banned search terms.  Now, users can...

Sina Tests Out New Censorship Methods

Yesterday, Sina Weibo users reported that sensitive search terms, which had previously been blocked, were getting results: It seems like there is no longer any search censorship on Sina Weibo. I’m getting results for...

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