China bans use of anti-Islam word on social media
Beijing : Chinese authorities have banned usage of anti-Islam words on the social media.
"The Islamophobic terms invented by Chinese Internet users to stigmatise Muslims have been blocked by authorities on Chinese social media despite criticism from the netizens that such a ban overtly favourable to Muslim minorities," state-run Global Times reported.
According to unofficial accounts, China has over 21 million Muslims mostly the Uyghurs in Xinjiang and Hui community in Ningxia province.
With ban imposed in the country, search results on words like “green religion” and “peaceful religion” returned nothing to its users in China.
Posts containing the phrases cannot be posted for “violations of Weibo’s complaints related rules.” Insults against Islam are also blocked in Weibo’s search engine.