A screen shot from the Chinese live-streaming platform Douyu. Photo: Handout A screen shot from the Chinese live-streaming platform Douyu. Photo: Handout
A screen shot from the Chinese live-streaming platform Douyu. Photo: Handout

China penalises live-streaming sites for spreading lowbrow content in latest crackdown on cyberspace

  • The regulator said it would impose penalties ranging from freezing content updates on main channels to suspending new user sign-ups
  • China’s live-streaming market was worth US$61.3 billion in 2019 and is expected to double in size this year

Topic |   Censorship in China
A screen shot from the Chinese live-streaming platform Douyu. Photo: Handout A screen shot from the Chinese live-streaming platform Douyu. Photo: Handout
A screen shot from the Chinese live-streaming platform Douyu. Photo: Handout
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