Platforms asked to verify job postings
ing on Tencent’s news platform. “With the help of artificial intelligence and other technology, it’s possible the problem could be eliminated. We can’t stop pyramid schemes and fraud, but we should make an effort to get these off our platform.”
Regulations governing online information services make it clear that platform operators should ensure that information on the platform is legal — whether they charge for the service or not — and platforms that fail to verify are subject to legal liability, said Shen Binti, a lawyer at Beijingbased Zhongwen Law Firm.
It’s common to find recruitment websites where unverified information may be published. It’s not a loophole in technology but in management, Liu Deliang, a law professor at Beijing Normal University, was quoted as saying by Beijing News.
The Cyberspace Administration of China launched a campaign last year targeting illegal activities related to recruitment websites, including fraud and offers of sales jobs by pyramid schemes. The administration shut down 16 recruitment websites in the campaign.
Recruitment websites are a major channel for graduates to find jobs in China. According to a 2016 report published by Zhaopin.com, a leading recruitment website, about 60 percent of 2016 university graduates use recruitment sites, more than double the number who choose campus recruitment channels.