Tech Companies Fined by Chinese Government Over Banned Content

Maximum fines have been imposed to three social media companies in China for not censoring “banned content” that includes violence and pornography on their sites according to Chinese authorities.

Three social media giants in the country: WeChat from Tencent, Weibo, and Baidu, have been investigated for violations in cybersecurity.

Online activity watchdog, The Cyberspace Administration of China, released a notice stating that the tech companies Sina Weibo and Baidu were given the maximum fines for failing to deal with violent and pornographic content including data that promoted “ethnic hatred”.

Likewise, Tencent has received a similar fine from the Guangdong office of the watchdog.

Source: CNBC

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