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China’s Weibo Fires PR Executive Over Bribery Allegations

Weibo Corp., which operates a Chinese social media platform akin to Twitter, has fired a senior executive over allegations that he took bribes.

The company has fired Mao Taotao, who joined Weibo in 2010 and oversees public relations, and will not rehire him again, according to an internal notice seen by Bloomberg News. The corporation, which was spun-off from Sina Corp. and counts Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. as one of its backers, is currently cooperating with police investigators over the matter, the notice said.