A major clause in the proposed regulation, which was drafted by the Cyberspace Administration of China, is for consumers to have the option to decline recommendations generated by app algorithms. Photo: AP
A major clause in the proposed regulation, which was drafted by the Cyberspace Administration of China, is for consumers to have the option to decline recommendations generated by app algorithms. Photo: AP

Beijing drafts rules to rein in algorithms used by Big Tech to push videos, other online content in widespread crackdown

  • The new rules will ‘regulate algorithm-empowered recommendation activities on the internet’
  • The Cyberspace Administration of China, which released the proposed regulation on Friday, is soliciting public feedback until September 26

A major clause in the proposed regulation, which was drafted by the Cyberspace Administration of China, is for consumers to have the option to decline recommendations generated by app algorithms. Photo: AP
A major clause in the proposed regulation, which was drafted by the Cyberspace Administration of China, is for consumers to have the option to decline recommendations generated by app algorithms. Photo: AP
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