TikTok’s Chinese version Douyin fined for vulgar content as Beijing continues cyberspace crackdown

Regulators said they received more than 900 reports related to pornographic and vulgar content on Douyin last year. In November, the platform reported removing nearly 684,000 accounts due to their promotion of illegal or substandard products. — SCMP

Chinese regulators have continued their efforts to clean up the country’s cyberspace by punishing the country’s biggest short video platform Douyin after an investigation found it was spreading “vulgar information”.

Douyin, owned by Chinese tech giant ByteDance which also operates TikTok, was fined the maximum penalty for spreading “obscene, pornographic and vulgar information”, the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications said in a statement on Friday.

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