The New York Times' Chinese Social Media Account is Suspended
BY Lisa Goldman | Tuesday, July 10 2012
Mashable reports that the Chinese government shut down the New York Times' social media experiment just one week after it was launched.
The Times launched its Chinese language edition at the end of June, targeting educated, affluent Chinese and promising to remain true to its high journalistic standards despite Chinese censorship of online content. Concurrently, the Times set up official accounts on popular Chinese social media platforms.
So far the Chinese government has allowed free access to the news site, but it shut down its official account on Sina Weibo, a popular social media platform that is described as a hybrid of Facebook and Twitter.
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