China's Weibo social media site suspends portals after reprimand

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"Content of wrong public opinion orientation, obscenity and ethnic discrimination continued to spread on Sina Weibo."
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China's Sina Weibo was ordered to move several portals offline for a week after spreading obscene and wrongly oriented content, the internet watchdog said.

"Content of wrong public opinion orientation, obscenity and ethnic discrimination continued to spread on Sina Weibo," the Beijing office of the Cyberspace Administration of China said in a statement late on Saturday.

In a separate statement, Weibo said it accepted the criticism and was suspending key portals such as its hot search site and portal on celebrities and their personal lives for a week.

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