Ministry of Culture investigates live streaming platforms and apps

Updated 2017-07-04 14:20:34 Chinaculture.org

To provide a better internet space, the Ministry of Culture recently investigated 50 internet performance companies, especially live streaming platforms.

About 30 live broadcasting platforms were investigated, including huya.com, yy.com, longzhu.com, huomao.com and miaopai.com.

Among the 10,562 live streaming platforms and apps checked, 20 were penalized, 23 registered and investigated and 11 shut down, such as 5kong.tv. These platforms were all found to show pornographic contents.

The ministry also investigated app stores of Baidu, Tencent, 360, Huawei and Xiaomi, and cleared out 291 live streaming apps. About 540 apps were banned from going online while about 970 platforms were required to provide qualifications.

Over 31,000 live streaming performers were punished and about 9,700 were sacked for their pornographic contents.

The ministry welcomes the public to report improper live broadcasting platforms and apps via the phone number 010-59881010 or the website 12318.gov.cn.

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