The social network of the Chinese trade site disappeared after it published about the massacre

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Xiaohongshu trade website account disappeared after it was posted about the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989
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The social networking account of the popular Chinese e-commerce website Xiaohongshu, or “Little Red Book”, was unavailable on Sunday (6), after it made a post on Friday (4), the same date as the 1989 pro-democracy crackdown. Activists in Tiananmen Square , which is a very delicate occasion in China.

Friday post on your Weibo account, the Chinese social network similar to Twitter, read: “Tell me out loud: What’s today’s date?” , according to a screenshot seen by Reuters. The post was quickly deleted by Xiaohongshu, according to a person familiar with the matter, who requested anonymity.

A Weibo search for Xiaohongshu’s official account showed no results on Sunday, although it’s his own. Request It seems 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 is backed by Chinese internet giants Ali Baba And Tencent, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The China Cyberspace Administration, the country’s Internet regulator, could not be reached for comment, and Sina Weibo did not respond to a request for comment.

In March, The Information reported that the site was considering an initial public offering in United State.

Xiaohongshu’s Weibo account often asks questions as part of his regular interaction with users.

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