Chinese delay as PM quits social media site Weibo | India News

July 1, 2020 0 By admin

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s posts on Chinese social media site Weibo have been deleted after he decided to quit the platform following a decision to ban 59 Chinese apps in India.
“PM Modi decided that he would be quitting Weibo, which he had joined a few years ago,” a source said. However, this took time as the Weibo procedure for VIP accounts is complex. “For reasons best known to the Chinese, there was great delay in granting this basic permission,” the source said.
Modi had 115 posts on Weibo and it was decided to manually delete them and 113 posts were removed. The two posts left are Modi’s photos with President Xi Jinping. It is apparently difficult to remove photos of the president. The follower count stands at 244,000 which was roughly the same when the deletion of posts began.

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