Douyin, the sister app of ByteDance’s world sensation TikTok, has been slapped with the utmost penalty for spreading “obscene, pornographic and vulgar info” on-line, within the newest signal that Beijing is ramping up efforts to scrub up the nation’s our on-line world.
The wonderful got here after web watchdogs acquired greater than 900 experiences of pornographic and vulgar content material being circulated on Douyin final 12 months, the Nationwide Workplace In opposition to Pornographic and Unlawful Publications stated in a assertion on Friday.
Amongst Douyin livestreamers’ actions that have been deemed improper, the assertion talked about smoking and foul language, as effectively sexually provocative and suggestive habits. It stated that some influencers posted their WeChat account IDs and QR codes directing viewers to different platforms to conduct unlawful transactions.
Douyin has been increasing its content material moderation staff and stated that it blocked greater than 1 million accounts for selling erotic content material on its platform final 12 months.
In recent times, Douyin has grown from a pure video-sharing app to a social e-commerce platform with greater than 600 million each day energetic customers.
– This text initially appeared on Caixin World.