Did China silence a social media influencer over a tank-shaped ice cream?

Did China silence a social media influencer over a tank-shaped ice cream?

Jun 07, 2022 by World - CBSNews.com

Key Facts

  • Chinese social media influencer Austin Li Jiaqi is seen in a screengrab from one of his videos, in which he promotes a wide array of products on China's e-commerce platforms.
  • First, they pointed out that June 3 is a politically sensitive date in China — the eve of the bloody 1989 assault on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square.
  • The online quest for Li zeroed in on a dessert he had been selling to his followers just before he went offline, for Wall's ice cream.
  • Chinese online influencer Austin Li Jiaqi, left, appears in a video posted to one of his social media accounts touting Wall's ice cream.

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