Update: DouYu says it will further optimize content review mechanism after Chinese regulators strengthen oversight
Published: May 09, 2023 12:24 AM
Huya douyu Photo:VCG

Huya douyu Photo:VCG

Chinese livestreaming platform DouYu said it will actively cooperate with inspection and guidance offered by officials from the local cyberspace administration of Central China’s Hubei Province, and will carry out in-depth content rectification in accordance with regulatory requirements, after China’s top internet regulator dispatched a team of officials to oversee rectification to address problems including pornographic and inappropriate content.
DouYu expressed its thanks for the public’s attention and supervision, saying that it will further optimize the platform’s content audit mechanism, effectively fulfill the platform’s supervisory responsibilities, and create a healthier and more positive online livestreaming environment.
China’s top internet regulator has dispatched a team of officials to DouYu to oversee a month-long rectification effort to address serious problems such as pornographic and vulgar content, according to media reports on Monday.
The Cyberspace Administration of China has instructed the local cyberspace administration of Hubei to send a working team to DouYu to carry out a one-month centralized rectification supervision, the Securities Times reported.
The rectification is aimed at addressing serious problems such as pornography and vulgarity on the DouYu platform, according to the Securities Times report.
Headquartered in Wuhan, Hubei, DouYu is a leading game-centric live streaming platform in China and a pioneer in the esports value chain. The firm’s shares are listed on NASDAQ. Following the news on Monday, DouYu’s shares fell in pre-market trading, losing as much as 14 percent at one point, according to the Securities Times.
In the fourth quarter of 2022, the firm reported total net revenue of 1,681.1 million yuan ($243.7 million) compared with 2,327.9 million yuan in the same period of 2021, according to its latest financial report. Gross profit in the fourth quarter of 2022 dropped to 186.1 million yuan from 244.7 million yuan in the same period of 2021.
The firm is scheduled to report its financial results for the first quarter of 2023 on May 18.
The firm’s shares have been falling steadily this year and were down 18 percent as of Friday from the start of the year.