Source: China State Council Information Office 2
Chinese Internet watchdogs have punished some websites, mobile applications and social media accounts for publishing illicit content regarding the novel coronavirus outbreak to foster a good online atmosphere amid the country’s efforts to contain the epidemic.
Under the guidance of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), the country’s top cyberspace regulator, some local Internet watchdogs have removed a mobile application from the app store for publishing short videos that spread panic sentiments, the CAC said Wednesday.
Websites including Baidu have also been summoned for talks for failing to handle illicit content published by users. Some social media accounts were disciplined for spreading false information, according to the CAC.
The CAC vowed to strengthen their guidance work for provincial-level Internet watchdogs and urge them and online platforms to shoulder responsibilities in the fight against the coronavirus.