China forbidden to mention the name Winnie the Pooh, told the FT
MOSCOW, 17 Jul — RIA Novosti. The microblogging service Sina Weibo has banned to mention in the posts of users Chinese name Winnie-the-Pooh, the newspaper Financial Times.
As notes the edition, the weekend posts that mention the name of the bear from the books by English writer Alan Milne “censored” from the administration of the social network.
When you try to post messages with the name Winnie-the-Pooh appeared on the screen the phrase “illegal content”, although some users managed to circumvent this prohibition. In addition, several gifs images with Winnie the Pooh removed from the Chinese messaging service WeChat.
Representatives of Sina Weibo does not comment on this information. Officially, the government of China also announced new control measures on the Internet. Observers interviewed by the publication, believe that the prohibition of references to Winnie-the-Pooh is that users often compare this character with Chinese President XI Jinping.
Service Sina Weibo — similar to Twitter, it has over 500 million users. The service was launched in 2009.