Chinese authorities on Tuesday closed an app and account on social network WeChat for publishing “vulgar and improper content”. Also Read - Pakistan blocks Facebook, Twitter and other social media apps until 3 pm
Operated by news website Toutiao, the app and WeChat account was called “Neihan Duanzi”, a Chinese euphemism for “dirty jokes”, Xinhua news agency reported citing a press release from the State Administration of Radio and Television. Also Read - Her Circle content and social media platform launched on the occasion of International Women’s Day
Earlier, Toutiao was told by the administration to remedy the publishing of obscene and violent content on its website and broadcasting video programmes without proper licences. Also Read - No passport if you are caught being 'anti-Indian' on social media
The administration found out about the dirty jokes app and WeChat account when supervising the company’s correction measures.