The Staged Demise of Fringe Blogs?
Posted on by Jason Li
Yesterday, Danwei reported that three of China’s popular fringe blogs (Massage Milk, Milk Pig & Pro State in Flames) had mysteriously disappeared bearing mysterious messages such as:
Due to unavoidable reasons with which everyone is familiar, this blog is temporarily closed.
Yet today, amidst cries of censorship, Massage Milk returns to reveal that it was all a joke:
I like to play pranks…so it’s not what you think, or what the foreign press thinks.
Hats off to Massage Milk for a wonderful April Fools-esque joke.
Milk Pig, hosted on the same server as Massage Milk, has similarly returned. However the third blog, Pro State in Flames remains out of action with a technical error message – will it return like the others?
- Danwei reports on the joke, and their sources say that Pro State in Flames will return shortly as well.
- The BBC complains about censorship.
- EastSouthNorthWest mentions one blog, 连岳的第八大洲, that is irate about Massage Milk being so self-important.
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