29 Mar '18, 10am

[Mothership] Weibo bans phrases like “Fatty Third Kim” during North Korean leader’s visit to Beijing https://t.co/Mw5aOlOtED

Kim Jong-un, supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, has made his first international visit since assuming power in 2011. According to a report by What’s On Weibo, the visit and the meeting between Kim and Chinese President Xi Jinping garnered huge interest on the microblogging social network. Advertisement The hashtag Xi Jinping Meets Kim Jong-un” (#习近平会见金正恩#) was viewed nearly 38 million times by March 28. Watch what you say However, users noticed that online coverage about the event was “tightly controlled”. Some news articles about the event were unable to be viewed late on March 28, and comment sections only showed “carefully selected comments”. And that’s not all. According to China Digital Times , several “sensitive phrases”, mostly to do with Kim’s weight, were blocked altogether on Weibo. Their editors noticed that the following terms were blo...

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