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Chinese Twitter has more monthly users than the ‘real’ blue bird social network

0. phoneArena posted on 19 May 2017, 09:18

Weibo has climbed up to 340 million monthly users, overtaking Twitter.

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posted on 19 May 2017, 09:51

1. IT-Engineer (Posts: 151; Member since: 26 Feb 2015)

Good for them

posted on 19 May 2017, 11:07 2

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1351; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)

Can't help, the blue bird has too much liberals safe space to keep and all critical thinker no longer interest to this.

posted on 19 May 2017, 14:07

3. Furbal (Posts: 37; Member since: 19 May 2017)

Pretty much. If it's not a reeeeeeeeeeeeepost it's hidden from view.

posted on 19 May 2017, 14:42 1

4. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2223; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

Nice one. Wish other countries didn't rely on getting spoonfed by American services and were brave enough to make their own

posted on 20 May 2017, 01:10

5. gotoAndDie (Posts: 54; Member since: 13 Jun 2015)

Keep in mind that you cannot post anything against the Chinese government on Weibo. It is a means of censorship, rather than a service for the world.

posted on 21 May 2017, 01:28

6. King_bilo (Posts: 114; Member since: 20 May 2015)

They aren't doing this for independence reasons. It's for censorship and antidemocratic purposes.. Any country can decide to make their own social media site. It's not that expensive.. In fact, I'd turn your statement around and claim it's rather brave to let your people run wild on foreign media and trust their intellect to make correct assertions of how the world works. The Chinese government is rather the cowardly one here. If they were really brave, they will let their weibo compete on a level playing field in the free market of Internet and ideas

posted on 21 May 2017, 17:08

7. Gacrux (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 May 2017)

I'm not surprised given how Twitter has been banning everyone who's not liberal and do not fully comply to leftist agenda. I hope the same happens to Facebook since they have been doing the same for years, VK is a great option.

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