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China’s Twitter reverses gay content ban after LGBT outcry

The Chinese microblogging platform Sina Weibo — essentially China's version of Twitter — is reversing a recent ban on LGBT-themed content following a weekend of online protest, the site announced Monday morning. The site will continue efforts to remove violent or pornographic video and anime … Read More

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China’s version of Twitter reverses its decision to ban all gay content after online protests

On Friday, China's version of Twitter, Sina Weibo, banned all content containing homosexuality from its platform. But after a weekend full of online protests, Weibo has reversed its decision, clarifying that it's not targeting gay content anymore. Weibo wrote in a post on Monday, “This time, the cleanup of … Read …

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Interactive Soompi Awards Show Immense Growth In K-Pop-Oriented Twitter Activity

There's no doubt that K-pop fans are a major force on social media, but Soompi's partnership with Twitter for several fan-oriented categories of their 2018 Awards reveals some insight into how rapidly interactive engagements by fans of Korean music have grown over the past year: the Korean pop … Read More

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Kanye West Returns to Twitter in True Kanye Style

Kanye West returned to Twitter this weekend after a long social media hiatus and his deluge of tweets did not disappoint longtime fans of his notorious Twitter sprees. Never one at a loss for words or opinions, Kanye used his Twitter to emphatically sound off on everything from upcoming fashion …

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British pub chain deletes Facebook and Twitter accounts as customers ‘struggle to control the …

A prominent pub chain in the U.K. shut down its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, saying that people are spending too much time on social media. Tim Martin, the chair of JD Wetherspoon, said that people could not control their urges to spend time on social networks. "It's becoming increasingly … …

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Kanye Has Returned to Twitter in the Most Kanye Way Possible

He's baaaack. A few days after his eccentric Hollywood Reporter interview, Kanye West has officially returned to Twitter—at least for the moment—and his tweets are everything you'd expect from the rapper/designer/mogul. There's a shoutout to his own merch, which seems to possibly feature Caitlyn … Read More

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Yeezy Season Approaching: Kanye’s Back on Twitter (for Now)

On the one hand we are here talking about a Twitter account, a virtual microphone that dispenses thoughts into the ether and has irreparably stained the mental state of anyone with an account. On the other, the reason the social network is bad can also be good: it is the …

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China’s Twitter equivalent Sina Weibo reverses gay content censorship

China's Twitter-equivalent Weibo said on Friday it would remove pornographic, violent or gay videos and cartoons in a three-month campaign, singling out a genre of manga animations and comics that often depict raunchy gay male relationships. In response, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual … Read More

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Wetherspoon on Twitter: The best bits

Popular pub chain JD Wetherspoon has announced its head office and 900 pubs are quitting Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, with immediate effect. The home of bargain pitchers and Curry Club Thursdays linked the move to bad publicity surrounding social media including the "trolling" of MPs and … Read More

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#JuliusMalemaChallenge lights up Twitter, people awaiting a signal

But little did he know, maybe, that it was going to birth a Twitter trend that has gone beyond South Africa's Twitter sphere. People across Africa have been using the #JuliusMalemaChallenge hashtag to make different comments mocking situations from politics, social, economic and academic incidences. Read More