Sina Weibo says developing content for minors

China | 11 Oct 2018 5:51 pm

Sina Weibo's new age-restriction policy has drawn widespread attention online since it was announced on Tuesday.

The popular social media platform announced that users under the age of 14 will no longer be available to register on its platform starting next month.

The restriction was aimed at creating a "clean, healthy civilized and organized” online environment to protect the cybersecurity of minors, according to the statement by Weibo's operator, CGTN reports.

The operator also said a special version of the platform is being developed for minors, providing them with age-appropriate content, according to the statement.

"We've always attached great importance to protecting minors and never stopped creating a better online environment for minors,” Weibo said in the statement. "We welcome all users to supervise us and work together with us to build a safer and cleaner platform.”

However, the operator did not mention whether current users under the age of 14 will be affected by the new policy.

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