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Suspended 4 popular Chinese news apps
Published on: 2018-04-10
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033 2Four popular Chinese news apps have been temporarily removed from the Android store in China following an order from regulators to tighten control over the spread of information, state media reported Monday.
 

Toutiao, Phoenix News, NetEase News and Tiantian Kuaibao suspended their downloading services before 3 pm on Monday.

032It said Toutiao will be suspended for three weeks and will resume service on April 30, while Phoenix will be taken down for two weeks, NetEase for one week and Tiantian for three days. Users can still download the apps from Apple's App Store.
 

Android phones are far more common in China and the government has great sway over domestic communications and Internet platforms.

030Further details on the regulatory measure were not immediately available and calls to the government's oversight body, the Cyberspace Administration of China, rang unanswered on Monday.
 

China maintains tight control over news sources and heavily censors the internet for content related to gambling, pornography, dissident politics, criticism of the government and other perceived social ills.
 

On April 4, executives of Toutiao and live streaming app Kuaishou were told by the State Administration of Radio and Television to remove "violent, erotic content" on the websites, cease adding new upload accounts and investigate the current ones.

034Pregnant teen's video on Kuaishou App shocked Chinese Internet

According to SART, Toutiao and Kuaishou have long been ignoring the law by expanding their video program services without proper licenses, and were streaming "programs that violated social morality."

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