China reg­u­lates on­line live stream­ing ser­vices

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

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..

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