Dec 20, 2016 06:17 PM

Press Authority Restricts Online Video Circulation on Social Media

(Beijing) — China's press authority has tightened its scrutiny of online audio and video content, forbidding users of social-networking platforms from reposting individuals' political news or commentary.

The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) said in a document last week that the move is to "normalize the order of online video and audio content and enhance the regulation of visual information circulated on social media, including Weibo and WeChat."

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