China launches operation to clean up Internet content involving minors; fines platforms like QQ, Taobao

The Cyberspace Administration of China said that the move was aimed at resolving seven "prominent online problems" that were affecting the country's youth. PHOTO: REUTERS
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BEIJING - China's Internet regulator on Wednesday (July 21) announced that it has censured and fined several platforms as part of efforts to clean up content involving minors.

Dubbed Operation Fresh Summer Holidays Internet Cleanup, the move by the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) follows a series of actions in recent months as Beijing tightens its grip over the nation's tech giants.

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