Chinese Tech Giants Rapped For Explicit Child Material

22nd July, 2021
Chinese Tech Giants Rapped For Explicit Child Material

China has fined a number of its tech firms for spreading sexually suggestive content involving children.

Kuaishou Technology, Tencent’s QQ, Alibaba’s Taobao, Weibo Corp and Little Red Book all came under scrutiny and were ordered to remove offending accounts on their platforms.

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said it is stepping up enforcement with “zero tolerance” against abuse of minors.

Children aged 16 and below are “strictly forbidden” on live video streams.

State news outlets had called out Chinese e-commerce platforms that enabled suggestive photos, videos and gifs of children to be used to sell products.

“Soft child porn” emoji stickers were also spread across numerous Chinese online platforms.

The clampdown follows the footsteps of Chinese regulators who are tightening their grip on local tech titans for monopolistic behaviour.

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Written by Bread News Team
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