Due to the huge impact of the coronavirus pandemic, there is a preponderance of online tutelage solutions. In China, a couple of websites and apps started online schools. However, many of these apps have been violating Chinese laws for online studies. The State Cyberspace Administration of China is saddled with the responsibility of fishing out these defaulting apps and websites. Its hammer first dropped on “Xueersi Online School” App for posting inappropriate content. Now, it is punishing multiple more Chinese websites and apps for one offense or the other.
According to the agency, these websites, platforms, and learning channels deliberately post unhealthy information to drive traffic. This unhealthy information includes pornography, vulgar or violent content, as well as contents relating to terrorism. Note that the defaulting apps/websites are those that are originally supposed to be for learning. Thus, they do not have any restrictions or age limits.
Some apps/websites and their offenses
- Baidu App: Post videos that endanger the physical and mental health of young people. Also disseminates content that generally gives learners a poor orientation.
- Tencent.com and its App: Post contents that are unrelated to learning. These include online games, entertainment shows, online novels, love skills, etc.
- NetEase App: Pushes vulgar contents, pornography, online games, thrillers, and other illegal contents.
- Bilibili.com and its App: Vulgar and pornographic content, online games, live broadcasts,