China bans livestreaming on social media to protect the physical and mental health of minors

Beijing, May 9: Chinese regulators have moved to ban livestreaming on various social media platforms to protect the physical and mental health of minors, the media reported on Monday.

According to the South China Morning Post, the new rules completely prohibit livestreaming for users under the age of 16, but users between the ages of 16 and 18 have parental or guardian permission before performing livestreaming. You need to get. China is pursuing the expulsion of Tibetans in environmental action clothing, the report said

“Internet platforms must strictly implement real-name registration requirements and ban the provision of tip services for minors such as cash replenishment, gift purchases, and online payments,” a statement released by regulators said. ..

The most popular livestreaming platforms are TikTok’s app Douyin, Alibaba Group’s TaobaoLive, and Kuaishou Technology’s short video platform. The new requirements have been issued by four regulatory agencies, including the National Radio and Television Station and the China Cyberspace Station (CAC).

“If the platform turns out to violate the above requirements, we can take steps such as stopping the chip function or stopping the livestreaming business,” the regulatory agency said.

Regulators said they wanted to upgrade “Youth Mode” to Big Tech to protect teenagers from game addiction and inappropriate content. Last year, regulatory agencies took steps to allow teenagers to play online games for only three hours a week. Chinese regulatory agencies have introduced a series of “clear and bright” campaigns for what is considered “online turmoil.”

(The above story was first published on May 9, 2022 at 6:11 pm IST. Log on to our website for news and updates on politics, the world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle. please.

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