Chinese authorities on Tuesday closed an app and account on social network WeChat for publishing “vulgar and improper content”. Also Read - Mobile internet services suspended in parts of Haryana due to farmers’ protest
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 - Top 5 popular made in India social media apps you must try out: Moj, Sandes, Koo, more
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 - Happy Friendship Day 2021: How to send Friendship Day wishes Stickers on WhatsApp
The administration found out about the dirty jokes app and WeChat account when supervising the company’s correction measures.