SHANGHAI (Reuters) — Chinese language content material platforms together with Weibo and Tencent Video have agreed to implement extra self-discipline to assist preserve a “clear” our on-line world setting, a government-affiliated trade affiliation stated on Saturday.
Chinese language regulators final month cracked down on what they name a “chaotic” celeb fan tradition after a collection of scandals involving artists. The authorities barred platforms from publishing lists of well-liked celebrities and ordered fan teams to be regulated.
The China Affiliation of Performing Arts (CAPA) stated it met on Friday with platform representatives, who pledged to advertise solely “wholesome” content material with optimistic values, to chorus from utilizing information and visitors as their important information and to cease encouraging “false hype”.
Fourteen platforms signed the pledge, CAPA stated in a WeChat assertion, together with quick video platform Douyin, the Chinese language model of TikTok, and information aggregator Jinri Toutiao, each owned by ByteDance.
Tencent stated on its official Weibo account that it could work to create a clear and upright on-line tradition. Weibo and ByteDance didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
The platforms would strengthen their administration of accounts and limit those who unfold baseless star gossip or fire up conflicts between fan teams, CAPA stated. They’d additionally encourage customers to actively report unlawful content material.
“The collaborating platforms reached a consensus that as a way to preserve a clear our on-line world setting and strengthen the development of on-line cultural content material, corporations ought to perform extra proactive self self-discipline,” it stated.