China’s cy­ber probe

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BEI­JING: Chi­nese au­thor­i­ties have opened cases to in­ves­ti­gate three ma­jor so­cial me­dia plat­forms – Ten­cent’s Wechat, Sina Weibo and Baidu Tieba – for not stop­ping the cir­cu­la­tion of il­le­gal on­line con­tent, the Cy­berspace Ad­min­is­tra­tion of China (CAC) has said.

The com­pa­nies are sus­pected of vi­o­lat­ing the coun­try’s cy­ber se­cu­rity law, as they failed to stop porno­graphic, ter­ror­ist and fake in­for­ma­tion, be­ing pub­lished on their plat­forms, a CAC of­fi­cial said.

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