Just a few weeks ago Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg showed up in China and blew people’s minds by delivering a speech in pǔtōnghuà. Well . . . something like pǔtōnghuà (mouth full of marbles).
The next phase in Facebook’s Long March to appear in the Forbidden City? Ensure that account holders get with the agenda, and post only politically correct stuff. Pictures like this definitely don’t meet the social media web site’s tough standards, apparently.
Nor do real-life pictures of Tibetan Buddhists sacrificing themselves in order to show their discontent with Chinese rule. After all, it’s quite unpleasant to see that sort of thing, isn’t it?
Read about how Facebook has begun censoring the accounts of Chinese activists: Facebook Blocks Account of Liao Yiwu, Exiled Chinese Writer, and Facebook Deletes Post on Tibetan Monk’s Self-immolation.