Justin Trudeau was allegedly censored by a Chinese social network

A very tense atmosphere has developed between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chinese President Xi Jinping Since the exchange captured on the last day of the G20, in Indonesia.

journalist Wenhao Ma The media Voice of America I noticed that the Canadian leader’s name no longer appears on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter.

The nickname given to Justin Trudeau by the Chinese, or “Little Potato (Little Potato)”, yields no other consequence. It also appears that the English word “potato” has been banned.

Wenhao searched for other world leaders on the site. Results are filtered, “but not as much as Trudeau’s”.

“I cannot prove that Trudeau’s censorship is linked to the G20 exchange,” he wrote. Yet it is clear that he benefits from a different treatment.”

The Prime Minister’s official account appears to have disappeared from the platform.

Russian media reported on the exchange between Xi Jinping and Justin Trudeau on Weibo. The post would have disappeared after five minutes.

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It is difficult to prove that the order to censor the Canadian prime minister came from the Chinese government. “Social networks in China sometimes censor words to avoid arousing public opinion,” the journalist explains.

Then Wenhao searched for Justin Trudeau on the Baidu search engine. “Pierre Trudeau has appeared,” Wenhao Ma explains.

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