A mobile phone shows NetEase’s cloud music interface, Linyi City, Shandong Province, China, March 3, 2021.Photo: Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images
A mobile phone shows NetEase’s cloud music interface, Linyi City, Shandong Province, China, March 3, 2021.Photo: Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

No more celebrity lists: NetEase joins Weibo and Tencent in pulling rankings as Beijing bears down on fan clubs

  • NetEase Music has removed celebrity ranking lists from its platform and limited purchases of digital albums to one per user
  • Move comes after country’s internet watchdog told local authorities to cancel celebrity rankings and tighten oversight of celebrity marketing agencies

Topic |   China technology
A mobile phone shows NetEase’s cloud music interface, Linyi City, Shandong Province, China, March 3, 2021.Photo: Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images
A mobile phone shows NetEase’s cloud music interface, Linyi City, Shandong Province, China, March 3, 2021.Photo: Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images
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