Plat­forms asked to ver­ify job post­ings

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

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, a lead­ing re­cruit­ment web­site, about 60 per­cent of 2016 uni­ver­sity grad­u­ates use re­cruit­ment sites, more than dou­ble the num­ber who choose cam­pus re­cruit­ment chan­nels.

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