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Online Media Giant Bans New Users From Uploading Clips

A viewer watches a short video on the Tik Tok mobile app, the overseas version of the Douyin video-streaming mobile app, which is operated by Jinri Toutiao's parent company. Photo: IC
A viewer watches a short video on the Tik Tok mobile app, the overseas version of the Douyin video-streaming mobile app, which is operated by Jinri Toutiao's parent company. Photo: IC

China’s largest online media company Jinri Toutiao has banned new members from uploading video clips, following an order by the regulator to clean up “inappropriate” content.

Toutiao will also scrutinize the accounts of current users, which could be “forever removed from the platform if they are found uploading illegal content,” the company said late Wednesday in a statement. The ban on uploading videos doesn’t apply to current users, it added.

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