PM Modi quits Chinese social media app Weibo, has deleted all 115 posts


All posts on PM Narendra Modi's Weibo have been deleted | Screenshot
All posts on PM Narendra Modi’s Weibo have been deleted | Screenshot

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has determined to stop Chinese language social media app Weibo, a platform he joined in 2015 to higher join with the folks of China.

Properly-placed authorities sources informed ThePrint that Modi determined to stop the microblogging platform after the announcement of the ban on 59 Chinese apps, together with TikTok and UC Browser, on 29 June.

Nonetheless, the sources stated the method of quitting Weibo shouldn’t be simple for high-profile people, and the method has been delayed on the Chinese language finish.

“For VIP accounts, Weibo has a extra complicated process to stop, which is why the official course of was initiated. For causes greatest recognized to the Chinese language, there was nice delay in granting this primary permission,” a supply stated.

After the 59-app ban was introduced, offended Weibo customers had left negative comments on Modi’s newest submit, which was a brand new yr’s greeting.

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Two posts with Xi took time to delete

Even after the ban was introduced Monday, Modi’s Weibo account nonetheless confirmed posts, together with these that includes Chinese language President Xi Jinping.

The supply quoted above stated: “PM Modi had 115 posts on Weibo. It was determined to manually delete them, and after a lot effort, 113 posts have been eliminated. The 2 left have been posts with the PM’s photographs with President Xi. On Weibo, it’s tough to take away posts with the photograph of their President. Which is why, two posts nonetheless remained.”

One of the posts that could not be deleted immediately, featuring PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping | Screenshot
One of many posts that would not be deleted instantly, that includes PM Modi and Chinese language President Xi Jinping | Screenshot

Nonetheless, now, the account not has any posts accessible to view, regardless that the follower rely of over 2 lakh continues to be seen.

“Now, all of the posts have gone. The follower rely stands at over 244,000, roughly the identical as when the deletion of posts started,” the supply stated.

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