A moderator at Inke, one of the top live-streaming apps in China, uses image recognition technology as part of their daily job of scrutinising the livestreams of an estimated 250 million monthly active users. Photo: Lea Li

Inside China Tech: How live-streaming in China is monitored and censored

  • Analysing how one live-streaming company in mainland China censors user content, as western governments consider how to regulate Facebook and other tech giants.
  • Image recognition technology is used to identify cigarettes, cleavage, tattoos other behavior and content listed as unacceptable.
Topic |   Censorship in China

TOP PICKS

A moderator at Inke, one of the top live-streaming apps in China, uses image recognition technology as part of their daily job of scrutinising the livestreams of an estimated 250 million monthly active users. Photo: Lea Li
READ FULL ARTICLE
On the front lines of China’s war to police the internet, companies employ armies of censors to adjudicate the sea of content produced each day for and by the world’s biggest online population. Illustration by Perry Tse

No smoking, no tattoos, no bikinis: inside China’s war to ‘clean up’ the internet

  • China’s social media companies employ thousands to censor content that falls afoul of the country’s stringent regulations governing the internet
  • While AI is used to remove banned content, many decisions are taken by humans, especially if they involve context
Topic |   Censorship in China

TOP PICKS

On the front lines of China’s war to police the internet, companies employ armies of censors to adjudicate the sea of content produced each day for and by the world’s biggest online population. Illustration by Perry Tse
READ FULL ARTICLE