This is what CNN saw when they searched for “the truth” on Sina Weibo on July 13. And here’s the translation: “According to relevant laws, regulations and policies, search results for ‘the truth’ cannot be displayed.”
It’s not known how long the term has been censored, why the block was put in place, or when the censors might allow “the truth” to come back.
But it does mean that, for now at least, Sina Weibo can’t handle the “truth.”CNN
- China Weibo: When regulation hits its stride, freedom of speech retreats (chinadailymail.com)
- Chinese censors can’t hide deleted Weibo posts (chinadailymail.com)
- ‘Truth’ and US microblog vanish from Chinese Web (todayonline.com)
- The ‘truth’ deleted from internet in China (telegraph.co.uk)