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One of China's largest social media sites, Weibo, has [reserved / reversed] a ban on users posting online content [related / relation] to LGBT issues. On Friday, the social networking [giant / gigantic] issued a statement announcing that for the next three months, it would [be / by] deleting images, cartoons and videos that were "related to homosexuality". It also said it would remove [index / content] with "pornographic implications" or content that promoted "[bloody / blood] violence". The Internet company said it was part [of / for] a new "clean-up campaign" that intended "to create a [sun / sunny] and harmonious community environment" [wither / within] China's online community. It also said it was [complying / complaining] with China's cyber-security laws.

Weibo reversed the [decider / decision] on Monday following a passionate public [outing / outcry] from the country's Internet users. Many of Weibo's LGBT community responded to the [initially / initial] ban by posting photos of themselves with their partners, often [added / adding] rainbow emojis. Many people [sighted / cited] China's constitution, which protects minorities. One user said the constitution [maintains / maintenance] that the "personal dignity" of citizens is "inviolable" and that [consult / insult] directed against citizens is prohibited. A woman from Shanghai posted: "I [sudden / suddenly] find that in this strong country, Weibo is discriminating against and attacking this sexual [minor / minority] ." Weibo responded to the outcry by reversing its decision and thanking [everyone / someone] for the discussion.

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