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sina weibo, china’s social media giant, reverses ban on gay content after weekend of protests

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sina weibo, china’s social media giant, reverses ban on gay content after weekend of protests

sina weibo’s booth is pictured at the global mobile internet conference in beijing on april 28, 2017. (jason lee/reuters)in an effort to create a “harmonious” environment, china’s popular social media site sina weibo last week announced plans to delete content related to gay themes. the move sparked so much public backlash that sina weibo reversed its decision monday, according to a statement posted online.in the statement, the twitter-like microblogging site said it would no longer target gay content and thanked users for their “discussions and suggestions.”sina weibo is a publicly traded company that depends in large measure on advertising and marketing for revenue.the original notice, posted on weibo’s official administrator account friday, has been shared more th...