13 December 2018

China microblog users down 9% in 2013, report says

Microblog user number in China is estimated to have fallen 9 percent last year amid a crackdown by the government on the Twitter-like platforms and growing competition from popular mobile-messaging applications, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing the China Internet Network Information Center. About 280.8 million people used microblogs in the country in 2013, down from 308.6 million in the previous year, the report said.

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