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#IAmGay trends amid Weibo 'homosexuality clean-up'

#IAmGay trends amid Weibo 'homosexuality clean-up'

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A "clean-up campaign" by a popular Chinese social media site has sparked protests from its users.Sina Weibo said it would remove "illegal" content, including "manga and videos with pornographic implications, promoting violence or (related to) homosexuality" from its website.Weibo, a 'microblogging' site which operates in a similar way to Twitter, said the campaign would last three months and would "create a bright and harmonious community environment".It would also target "violent video games, like Grand Theft Auto", the company added.Weibo's post drew more than 24,000 comments and protests from some 170,000 people who used the hashtag "I am gay".One commenter said that Weibo's actions were "simply discriminatory", adding: "Many mangas removed were not pornographic".Another wrote: "I am ga...