China Steps Up Online Video Regulation
The Chinese government is intensifying efforts to regulate online video content, China Daily reports.
In a memo, China’s State Internet Information Office and the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television told video providers to closely examine the videos uploaded to their sites because they will be held responsible if any of the content is deemed harmful or inappropriate.
The memo also warned industry associations to step up self-disciplinary efforts regarding video content. It said the memo was issued at the request of the public, “as videos with vulgar or obscene content are believed by the public to have had a negative impact on both the mental health of young people and the development of online video content providers.”