Call for videos of Tianjin fire removed from Weibo

The following post by Gao Jun (高军), a producer at a Beijing company that specializes in “micro-films” (微电影), was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 5:40am Hong Kong time today, July 9, 2012. The post calls on internet users to share any information they have on the June 30 fire in Tianjin, the full facts of which remain unclear. Gao Jun has just under 300,000 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].

The post reads:

【Call Out】How many secrets about the Tianjin fire have yet to come out? If you were on the scene, or if you had relatives who perished in the fire, please get in touch with us. We will pay money for videos from the scene (that have not yet been shared on the internet). We don’t care about politics. We only want to document the lives of those who perished! Please send relevant video material to: ichinamark@gmail.com. We promise to preserve the privacy of those who provide material, and will pay for related videos.

The original Chinese post follows:

【征集】天津那场火灾,有多少秘密,未被公开,如果您在现场,如果您的亲人在火灾中逝去,请您和我们联系,我们可以付费购买现场的视频(互联网未公开过),政治和我们无关,我们只为逝去的人,证明活过!!相关视频内容请发在: ichinamark@gmail.com,我们承诺:保守提供者秘密,付费购买相关视频

NOTE: All posts to The Anti-Social List are listed as “permission denied” in the Sina Weibo API, which means they were deleted by Weibo managers, not by users themselves.

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