China watchdog summons Tencent, Alibaba, Kuaishou for child-related obscene content

FILE PHOTO: A Tencent logo is seen at its booth at the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing
FILE PHOTO: A Tencent logo is seen at its booth at the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, China September 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

July 21, 2021

BEIJING (Reuters) – The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said on Wednesday it summoned representatives of Kuaishou, Tencent’s messaging tool QQ, Alibaba’s Taobao and Weibo for spreading child-related obscene content.

CAC said in a statement it ordered the platforms to “rectify” and “clean up” all illegal content, and that CAC would fine the platforms.

(Reporting by Yingzhi Yang and Tony Munroe; Editing by Tom Hogue)