<p>China bans 73 illegal
live streaming sites and
China has closed 73 illegal live streaming platforms in the first
half of 2017 and imposed life bans on 1,879 live streamers for
providing pornographic content.
From January to June, more than 120,000 accounts were
cleared and 38,179 accounts that violated regulations were
blocked by the country's anti-pornography office, said the
National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications
Local anti-pornography offices have also helped police to
investigate more than 10 cases of live streaming platforms with
pornographic content, including one platform named
Laohuzhibo, or "Tiger," in east China's Zhejiang Province.
The platform launched overseas operations in March this year
and recruited female live streaming presenters to spread
pornography. As of May 3, the platform had received fees of
7.28 million yuan (USD1.08 million) from users and had more
than 1,000 female presenters streaming pornography.
Two principal suspects, surnamed Fang and Qi, were arrested
and 22 people have been put into detention. Police are still
looking for three fugitives.
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