China Removes More than 100 Mobile Apps Due to Alleged Illegal Content

China’s Cyberspace Administration had removed 105 applications that they have deemed to be “illegal”, such as Tripadvisor, a US travel giant.

China’s Cyberspace Administration had removed 105 applications that they have deemed to be “illegal”, such as Tripadvisor, a US travel giant.

According to Chinese regulators, the applications that they have removed are the first of many that would be taken down in a wide-ranging “clean-up” of online content that has started last month.

“The Cyberspace Administration of China will continue to … strengthen the supervision and inspection of mobile apps’ information services, promptly clean up and dispose of illegal mobile applications and application stores, and strive to create a clear cyberspace,” the agency has said in a statement.

The “clean-up” is in accordance with several laws in China.

According to the authors, they plan to wipe out content related to any illegal activity, including pornography, prostitution, fraud, violence, gambling or obscenity.


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