Official says WeChat violated cyber security law

Finance | 11 Aug 2017 6:13 pm

Social media platforms Tencent's WeChat, Sina Weibo and Baidu Tieba are suspected of violating China's cyber security law, as they failed to stop illegal content from being published and spread on their platforms, an official of the Cyberspace Administration of China said today, Xinhua reports.

Earlier, today, the regulator said it received reports from users that illegal content, including pornographic, violent content, as well as terrorist and fake information, were being spread on the three platforms. The illegal content is harmful to national security, public security and social order, the regulator said.

Sina Weibo, the instant messaging app WeChat, and Baidu Tieba, the popular bulletin board consisting of 19 million sub-forums, are considered the three largest communication platforms in China.

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