China prohibits children under the age of 16 from appearing in livestreaming or online video content

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On Wednesday, the China Cyberspace Administration (CAC) passed a special measure banning people under the age of 16 from appearing in content within online livestreaming and video platforms.

The· Special action He explains that a digital platform is needed to clear a variety of content involving minors (games, funding, violent, vulgar content, etc.). In addition, digital platforms are being called to investigate cyberbullying and violent behavior that exists within communities, forums, or groups.

According to CAC, special measures have been taken in response to soft pornographic images of children appearing on various digital platforms such as Kuaishou, Tencent QQ, Taobao, Sina Weibo, and Xiaohongshu.

All of these platforms are fined for displaying content, but have been ordered to remove flagged content and ban accounts displaying this type of content.

According to CAC, the flagged content was used as part of an effort to capture traffic and views.

The CAC will take a “zero-tolerance” approach towards enforcing these new rules, and Internet regulators say companies need to more closely monitor the content that exists on digital platforms.

The crackdown on inappropriate content involving minors takes place shortly after the government publicly announces it. Strengthen scrutiny Against the local tech giant.

Earlier this month, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China issued a statement that it would crack down on the corporate sector in a variety of areas, from antitrust law to cybersecurity to fintech.

The day before the statement was issued Didi has been removed from the Chinese app store Following a government order, CAC issued a statement that Didi was subject to cybersecurity reviews to “prevent national data security risks” and protect the public interest.

Beyond Didi, other Chinese tech giants like Alibaba and Tencent Government scrutiny With Alibaba for the last few months Be struck With a record fine of 18.2 billion yuan.33 other mobile apps Called out According to Beijing, which has collected more user data than may be needed to provide the service.

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