South China Morning Post: Liberal Chinese social media site Douban tightens verification of overseas users as censorship intensifies

South China Morning Post: Liberal Chinese social media site Douban tightens verification of overseas users as censorship intensifies. “Douban, a Chinese social media platform once known as a haven for relatively liberal discussions, now requires overseas users to provide a mainland mobile phone number or an official identity document to continue using the site, as it comes under growing pressure from Beijing to strengthen content control.”

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