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Central China’s Changsha launches crackdown on vulgar outdoor live-streaming activities
Published: Oct 13, 2021 02:53 PM
A night view of Changsha in Central China's Hunan Province. Photo: VCG 

A night view of Changsha in Central China's Hunan Province Photo: VCG



Authorities in Changsha, Central China's Hunan Province, launched a campaign on Tuesday to crack down on vulgar outdoor live-streaming activities across the city in an attempt to regulate live broadcast behaviors and build a civilized cyberspace. 

Departments including the cyberspace administration, public security bureau, urban management bureau and the cultural market law enforcement bureau jointly deployed and arranged the campaign and published a proposal on "regulating network live-streaming," demanding local administrations, industry supervision platforms and live-streaming platforms to take responsibilities. 

Changsha, which is the capital city of Hunan as well as a sleepless city with rich night life, has gone viral on the internet in recent years with numerous internet celebrities from across the country flocking to the city's landmarks for live broadcasting. 

However, some live-streamers have some uncivilized behaviors including using vulgar performances to attract attention. 

Relevant departments have been carrying out a series of special rectification actions which have made achievements to a certain extent. 

However, new situations of vulgar live-streaming have been springing up recently with many shifting their gathering venues and evading supervision. 

During this campaign, relevant authorities will organize and carry out a thorough inspection in key areas, establish and improve the management records of live-streamers' accounts and other information. 

Joint law enforcement will be carried out by the public security, urban management and cultural law enforcement departments to dissuade, stop and deal with vulgar live-streaming. 

During the campaign, the live-streamers are urged to sign a self-discipline letter on their outdoor live-streaming activities. Besides, an initiative on regulating live-streaming will be released and various reporting methods will be announced to strengthen social supervision. 

The authorities stressed that live-streaming platforms should fulfill their responsibilities, warn and ban live-streamers who are involved in vulgar broadcasting. 

Global Times
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