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Weibo is removing content with the #les hashtag

The Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo has reportedly been removing posts and comments with the hashtag #les. The ban on the term, which is short for lesbian, was discovered by users who use the site’s “super topic” feature, where people can create online communities using a hashtag. Prior to its removal, the #les hashtag’s “super topic” had over 140,000 followers and 125,000 posts. #Les was also one of the most searched terms on Weibo before content attached to it was taken down. The Chinese non-profit organisation Beijing LGBT Centre says...
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Not a Parody: Instagram Influencer Called 911 When Her Account Was Canceled

Jessy Taylor, an Instagram “influencer” with more than 100,000 followers, had her account reinstated by the platform a week after it was removed in error. INSIDER reports: ‘She had over 100,000 followers, but kept getting reported as “spam,” leading Instagram to remove her account. She told INSIDER the trolls and online hate were a result of her past racist remarks, controversies and public arguments, and the fact she “keeps it too real.” She added that losing her account felt like “a murder,” and she even phoned the police, but they told...
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‘Devin Nunes’ Cow’ Now Has More Followers Than Devin Nunes

The parody account Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is suing Twitter over now has more followers than he does. “Devin Nunes’ Cow” began gaining followers after the Trump-allied congressman started publicizing his widely-mocked $250 million lawsuit against the social media platform. At this posting, @DevinCow had 569,000 followers while Nunes himself had 397,000. The post ‘Devin Nunes’ Cow’ Now Has More Followers Than Devin Nunes appeared first on Towleroad Gay News.
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