Winnie the Pooh Banned From Social Media in China

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Social-media posts that mention Winnie the Pooh or include images of the tubby bear were censored over the weekend, according to reports from Sky News and the Financial Times.

Clearly visible on the laptop screen were the personal details of 31 women who had given birth at the North Middlesex University Hospital, and, because his post wasn't restricted to his friends, it was visible to everyone on Facebook - for more than a week.

Winnie-the-Pooh, the adorable teddy bear, created by English author AA Milne has fallen out of love from the internet in China.

In 2014 another photo of Jinping was shared showing him shaking hands with Japanese minister Shinzo Abe and was compared to a picture of the bear shaking hands with Eeyore.

"Historically, two things have been not allowed: political organizing and political action".

Winnie the Pooh is arousing the wrath of socialist censors Beijing.

"But this year a third has been added to the list: talking about the president".

Efforts to post Winnie's name in Chinese characters on Weibo resulted in the message "content is illegal", although some users seemed to have succeeded in evading the block.

The image was from September that year that showed Xi inspecting his troops with his head sticking out of the roof of a car.

The Chinese government is famously sensitive to internal dissent and, around big political events, it adds new words to its blacklists.

Hackers who attacked the site and stole 33m people's details including names, addresses, dates of birth and sexual preferences dumped the cache of stolen data online, exposing millions of users. However, experts said the ban is likely due to netizens comparing the nation's president with the bear.

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