China’s Censors Are Letting Iran And The US Go At Each Other On China’s Social Media Website Weibo

Photo: Many countries and companies operate Chinese social media accounts to speak to the vast Chinese audience. (Weibo)

ABC News Online: Iran and the US are now trading barbs on China’s Weibo amid censorship on other platforms

The world has been on alert since the United States killed Iran’s revered military general Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike in Baghdad earlier this month.

For the moment, it appears as though Tehran and Washington will not be coming to armed blows in the immediate term, but that has not stopped the countries from trading barbs in the virtual sphere — in places largely unexpected.

In recent days, tensions between the US and Iran have been playing out on Weibo, a Twitter-like social media platform available to Chinese citizens.


WNU Editor: China’s internet rules are very simple. Do not criticize China, do not reveal state secrets, and definitely do not criticize the Communist Party and its leadership.

Author: Anchorman

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