The following post by Weibo user “Single, Free and Unfettered” (独俏逍遥) was deleted sometime before 7:26AM today, March 18, 2015. The post, a tongue-in-cheek summary of how the Chinese Communist Party has (according to the user) never shouldered responsibility for historical failures, was live for just over two hours. [Explore more deleted posts by using the Weiboscope, created by the Journalism & Media Studies Centre.]

After 1949, everything bad in China was left behind by Chiang Kai-shek; in the midst of the Cultural Revolution, everything bad in China was caused by Lin Biao (林彪) and Confucius (孔老二); after the Cultural Revolution, everything bad in China was caused by the Gang of Four; since economic reform and opening, everything bad that happens in China is a conspiracy by Western hostile forces . . .

The original Chinese-language post follows:

49年之后,中国的一切坏东西都是老蒋留下的;文革中,中国的一切坏东西都是林彪、孔老二造成的;文革后,中国的一切坏东西都是四人帮搞得;改革开放后,中国的一切坏东西都是西方反动势力的阴谋……