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China starts probe into Tencent, Weibo and Baidu

Last month, Beijing scrubbed memorial photos of Liu Xiaobo from WeChat and Weibo

Bloomberg 

China’s online watchdog has launched an investigation into reports of multiple violations at news services run by Tencent Holdings Ltd., Baidu Inc. and Weibo Corp., as the government continues to tighten scrutiny over internet content.   The Cyberspace Administration of China said Friday it’s instructed its Beijing and Guangdong branches to look into reports that some of the country’s largest online services are carrying user-generated content laden with “violence, porn, rumors” disruptive to social order. It didn’t specify what actions may be ...

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 03:30 IST
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