China’s cyberspace regulator summons Alibaba’s Quark, Netease CC over vulgar content

BEIJING (Reuters) -China’s cyberspace regulator on Monday fined the Alibaba-owned Quark platform 500,000 yuan ($68,342.42) for hosting and promoting vulgar content.

The regulator also ordered Netease’s livestream platform Netease CC to suspend the broadcast of some types of dance content for seven days due to vulgar content, the Cyberspace Administration of China said in a statement.

Quark said it attaches great important to the matter and relevant illegal content has been banned on the platform, China’s state-backed Securities Times reported.

“The company has established a special working group to upgrade the identification capabilities and processing speed of harmful information, and has actively carried out special rectification actions,” Quark was quoted as saying by the Securities Times.

($1 = 7.3161 Chinese yuan renminbi)

(Reporting by Beijing Newsroom, Editing by Louise Heavens)