BEIJING (Reuters) – A social media account for popular Chinese e-commerce website Xiaohongshu, or “Little Red Book,” was unavailable on Sunday after it made a post on Friday, commemorating the 1989 crackdown on democracy activists in Tiananmen Square. A very sensitive history in China.
And Friday’s post on his China Weibo account, similar to Twitter, read: “Tell me out loud: What’s today’s date?” , according to a photo seen by Reuters. This post was quickly deleted by Xiaohongshu, according to a person familiar with the topic, who preferred to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of the topic.
A search on Weibo for Xiaohongshu’s official account found no results on Sunday, although his app appears to be working normally. Some online surveys said the account was not available “due to allegations of violating relevant laws, regulations and provisions of the Weibo Community Agreement.”
The company, which is backed by internet giants Alibaba and Tencent, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Sunday.
The China Cyberspace Administration, the country’s Internet regulator, was not immediately available for comment on the matter on Sunday, and Sina Weibo did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In March, The Information reported that the site was considering an initial public offering in the United States.
Xiaohongshu’s Weibo account often asks questions as part of regular user interaction.
(Reporting by the Beijing Newsroom)
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