FILE PHOTO: Travellers use their cell phones at Wuhan Tianhe Worldwide Airport following the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 2, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang
August 27, 2021
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China will transfer to crack down on the “chaotic” on-line movie star fan tradition, the nation’s our on-line world regulator stated in a discover printed on Friday, a part of an ongoing state marketing campaign to “rectify” the web sector.
The Our on-line world Administration of China (CAC) stated it will take motion towards the dissemination of “dangerous data” in movie star fan teams and shut down dialogue channels that unfold movie star scandals or “provoke bother”.
Beijing has in current months voiced robust criticism of fan tradition after numerous celebrities together with Canadian-Chinese language pop star Kris Wu and Chinese language actor Zhang Zhehan had been caught up in scandals and has requested its web firms to train social duty.
Firms which have thus far responded embody video streaming platform iQiyi and the Twitter-like Weibo Corp which have introduced adjustments to their choices.
The CAC stated it’s going to enhance the way in which it regulates the promotion of celebrities on-line and likewise ban lists that rank celebrities by reputation, the discover stated.
It’s going to additionally take motion towards the monetary exploitation of netizens by the sale of merchandise or by charging followers to vote for his or her favorite acts in on-line selection exhibits. It additionally goals to limit entry to on-line fan teams for minors.
Earlier this month, Weibo took down an inventory that ranked celebrities by reputation after state media stated social media platforms must rein within the promotion of movie star tradition to guard kids.
On Thursday, Chinese language video-streaming platform iQiyi introduced that it will cease exhibiting “idol competitors” programmes.
The corporate, China’s equal of Netflix, dropped the third season of its widespread expertise present “Youth with You” earlier than its finale earlier this yr after an argument through which followers of the present had been filmed losing milk of their bid to qualify to vote.
(Reporting by David Stanway, Extra reporting by Brenda Goh; Modifying by Gerry Doyle and Ana Nicolaci da Costa)