The Chinese social network Weibo, an analogue of Twitter, has blocked the account of TRON founder Justin Sun, whose branded marketing techniques have often been criticized both in China and the rest of the world.
BREAKING and FINALLY ... @justinsuntron 's weibo (Chinese Twitter) account is now officially SHUT DOWN— Dovey 以德服人 Wan 🗝 🦖 (@DoveyWan) December 12, 2019
totally not surprised given how loud he has been on Weibo even after the Buffet Lunch/kidney stone drama...
"Blockchain, not crypto", and of course, not TRON pic.twitter.com/nUsOKm8daP
A similar fate befell the account of CMO of the Bitcoin exchange Binance and Yi He.
The contents of both accounts have been deleted and both profiles are not searchable by their nicknames in Weibo. However, the accounts of Binance CEO Chanapeng Zhao, Huobi cryptocurrency CEO Leon Li, and OKCoin founder Star Xu have not yet been blocked.
just checked, @cz_binance 's weibo is still active, and their new Binance weibo account is also active.— Dovey 以德服人 Wan 🗝 🦖 (@DoveyWan) December 12, 2019
However, @heyibinance 's weibo is shut this time (which is likely a follow-up action of last Binance weibo shut)
Justin Sun has already promised that he will solve the problem with Weibo through a “direct communication channel” in the near future.
CZ emphasized that he uses Weibo extremely rarely, and suggested that it was soon necessary to launch a decentralized social network. He was immediately invited to join the initiative of the head of Twitter, Jack Dorsey.
I don't use Weibo much anyway.— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) December 12, 2019
Guess we gonna need that protocol-based social media sooner than we think. Were we just talking about it today?
Justin Sun also offered similar help.
Recall that earlier Weibo blocked the Binance account for "violation of laws and regulatory requirements."