China tightens grip on online video content
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 14:12
Beijing: China's online content providers have been ordered by the country's Internet and broadcasting authorities to closely monitor videos before making them accessible to users.

The State Internet Information Office and State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) jointly issued a circular asking for regulating video content, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The step has been taken after requests from the public on vulgar or obscene content, which have had a negative impact on young people, it said.

In keeping with the order, online video providers will be held responsible for the content posted on their websites, it added.


First Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 14:12

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