The AFP reported on Saturday that the Chinese social media platform Sina Weibo has banned gay-themed content from the service as of Friday.
The AFP reported that around 170,000 Sina Weibo users had used the hashtag before the platform apparently banned it.
The Global Times added Sina Weibo will also target game series like Mercenaries and Mafia.
In a statement on Friday, Sina Weibo said it would remove “illegal” content including “manga and videos with pornographic implications, promoting violence or (related to) homosexuality.”
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