Weibo Fined

Beijing Review - - This Week -

Weibo.com, a pop­u­lar so­cial me­dia plat­form, has been fined for dis­sem­i­nat­ing pornog­ra­phy as part of a na­tion­wide crack­down, the an­tipornog­ra­phy author­ity said on April 14.

In Fe­bru­ary, the Na­tional Of­fice Against Porno­graphic and Il­le­gal Pub­li­ca­tions launched a new round of its na­tional cam­paign against the pro­duc­tion, sale and dis­tri­bu­tion of il­le­gal pub­li­ca­tions and on­line erotic con­tent that could af­fect ju­ve­niles.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors found Weibo had started pro­vid­ing au­dio-visual pro­grams in Fe­bru­ary 2015 with­out ob­tain­ing a li­cense, and the con­tent in­cluded ob­scene videos.

Weibo was fined 30,000 yuan ($4,359) and ob­scene con­tent was taken off.

The na­tional of­fice has asked all on­line ser­vice providers to draw a les­son and tackle pornog­ra­phy by shut­ting down ac­counts with il­le­gal con­tent.

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