(Yicai Global) Jan. 8 -- TikTok's Chinese version Douyin has been hauled before Chinese regulators and fined the maximum amount in an administrative penalty for spreading obscene and vulgar information.
The platform has carried sexually provocative or suggestive content in livestreams by individuals, according to a bulletin today from the National Office for the Fight Against Pornography and Illegal Publications. Some of the livestreams broadcast content involving blood, violence and terror.
Law enforcement officers confirmed that the related content "propagates obscenity, gambling, violence or abets crime," the bulletin said, without disclosing the amount of the fine.
The office received over 900 tip-offs over obscene and vulgar information on Douyin in 2020, the bulletin added.
Editor: Tom Litting