China shuts down 18 broadcast applications over vulgar content

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/4/2 15:56:13

China shut down 18 live broadcasting applications for spreading vulgar content, China's Internet regulator said.

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said live broadcast platforms, such as hongxingzhibo and mitaoxiu, were spreading illegal content because of the lack of a supervision mechanism, the CAC said in a news release on Sunday. It added that some of the female broadcasters were wearing skimpy and seductive clothing, while some were wearing military outfits. Moreover, some broadcasters would lure viewers to engage in "erotic" acts, the CAC added.

The CAC said that it will step up its campaign against illegal live broadcast platforms, and welcomes tips provided by the public.

In December 2016, China punished or closed more than 2,500 websites since China launched a nationwide crackdown against online pornography in April 2016. Launched by the anti-pornography office in collaboration with departments such as the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the CAC, the campaign targets online streaming and the use of cloud storage services to spread pornography. 

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