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Oct 10, 2018 03:57 PM
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Weibo Kicks Out Under-14s

Weibo said that the new age restriction will help 'create an environment that is clean, healthy, civilized, and organized.' Photo: IC
Weibo said that the new age restriction will help 'create an environment that is clean, healthy, civilized, and organized.' Photo: IC

Weibo — China’s Twitter-like microblogging platform — has unveiled an age-restriction policy, its latest response to Beijing’s increasing scrutiny of online content providers.

As of Nov. 1, the platform will forbid children under the age of 14 from creating accounts, Weibo said in a notice (link in Chinese) on Tuesday. This aims to “protect minors’ cybersecurity” and “further create an environment that is clean, healthy, civilized, and organized,” the notice said.

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