China regulates online live streaming services
Chinese authorities have publicized a regulation about online live streaming services.
For online live streaming of news, service providers are obliged to censor content before releasing it, said the regulation released by the Cyberspace Administration of China.
Service providers should classify online live streams based on their content and number of users, and manage them accordingly, the regulation said. It banned the use of live streams to undermine national security, destabilize society, disturb the social order, infringe upon others’ legitimate rights and interests, and disseminate obscene content.
China has more than 300 companies that provide online live streaming platforms. Some streaming platforms have been found to disseminate pornography, violence, rumors and fraud, which run counter to socialist core values..