The hashtag #TwitterTrends trended in the U.S. and around the world, but the #NationalSocialTrends is trending in China.
It comes as Chinese state media is in a heated battle to control the social media giant that has dominated the country’s internet for decades.
Its a war between the new Communist Party of China and the old Communist Party, said Wu Yongjie, a Beijing-based professor at the University of California, Los Angeles.
In the battle for influence, the government has pushed social media companies to censor or limit content to meet a tight quota of 100 million users.
But the hashtag trended on Twitter over the weekend, prompting Chinese media to say it showed the power of social media to spread information, particularly about sensitive issues.
The new hashtag, #NationalsocialTrends, has now become the most retweeted hashtag on Twitter, with more than 7 billion followers.
It has more than 1.5 billion followers in China, a number that has doubled in less than two weeks.
The term “social media” is a reference to the internet that people use to share information and news, including photos and videos.
It’s also the online social media platform for Chinese people.
Social media has been a major part of the Communist Party’s effort to reshape society.
The Communist Party and state-run media have also pushed a campaign to push online news and information, as well as social media posts to limit the spread of political views and other views.