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Live-broadcast websites closed in Beijing's 'clean the web' campaign

BEIJING'S Internet regulator on Thursday confirmed it had closed a number of live-broadcast websites in the most recent round of its clean Internet campaign.

The Beijing subsidiary of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said it had issued rectification orders for problems ranging from broadcast content, to usernames to shared content.

Among those closed are,,,,,, and

"The Clean the Web" was first launched in 2014 to manage obscene and illegal content online. The campaign involves checks on websites, search engines, mobile application stores, Internet TV USB sticks and set-top boxes.

CAC Beijing said some live-broadcast websites were found to be hosting or streaming vulgar, pornographic or illegal content.

The office issued website administrators with orders to review security measures and their management systems, and clean up their content. Those that fail to meet the office's requirements would be "dealt with seriously and severely."



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