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A censor of China’s Weibo has been fired after accusing users of “insulting the country”

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Weibo, one of China’s biggest social media platforms, has dismissed a “supervisor” responsible for censoring content. The censor had previously accused a Weibo user of “fabricating a story” for a post about his mother’s death after receiving the Coronavirus vaccine.

But events then took a turn. The weibo user later posted her mother’s death certificate and cremation certificate to back up her claim, which sparked anger and opposition from many netizens against the censors.

Sina Weibo said in a statement on August.29 that the censor had been fired and suspended for “continuously Posting false information, disrupting communication order and seriously damaging the collective reputation of weibo supervisors.”

The incident began when a Weibo user with the online name “Tomo Jiang Jiang” posted on August 24 that her mother had received her first coronavirus vaccine, the Novel Coronavirus vaccine produced by China Sinopharm Group, on March 26, developed drug-induced dermatitis a few days later and died on June 30.

But two days after the post, it was discovered that tomo Sauce’s Weibo account had been banned. Meanwhile, a message from Shine Ji Haoyang, whose account is identified as “Weibo supervisor”, accused her of “fabricating stories” and trying to defraud by attracting traffic.

He also claimed that the blogger’s mother was “now at work as normal” and accused her of “having an adverse effect on the country” and had been detained by police.
Tomo Sauce created a new account on August 26 and posted her mother’s death certificate and cremation certificate to support her claim, but the “supervisor” still defended herself.

“The law will not allow you to casually use an excuse to slander the country, there is no problem with vaccines ask yourself, the speed of transmission of foreign media is as good as that of domestic media,” Shine Ji wrote on Aug. 27.
But Mr. Shine’s comments sparked outrage on social media, with some users accusing him of being “cold-blooded”.

“Weibo supervisors have the right to ‘interpret’ private remarks. If they make a mistake, they will be labeled as red guards,” one netizen questioned.

Others accused censors like “Shine Ji Hao Yang” of making “false accusations” to meet quotas. Netizens found out that he had posted in early May under the super topic of “Weibo Supervisor”, a discussion area classified by topic, that he was “too busy” in April, resulting in a “disgrace” in his performance.

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