World News – UA – New Chinese law bans content deemed ‘addictive’ for children

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To keep children away from digital content that could be addictive among young people, China is now enforcing strict measures

To keep children away from digital content that could be addictive among young people, China is now enforcing strict measures

According to Xinhua, a Chinese-backed news agency, China will overhaul a law to effectively ban internet products and services that may be addictive to children

In addition, social networks are required to set and respect time and consumption limits This includes in-game content and live streaming services, according to Reuters

As part of China’s move to reform Internet consumption, people can now file complaints with Internet service providers to implement « necessary measures » in the event of cyberbullying. now also ask internet providers to block and / or delete certain content

This is not the first time that China has tried to limit the use of the Internet, especially in terms of games Thanks to their efforts, companies like Tencent have started to reform their own mechanisms

Creators of Internet content on websites and portals will be required to put in place measures to avoid the production of « addictive » content

Even though the law will only be formally enforced in China, it could impact games and services made directly in China

The revised laws were passed for adoption by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on October 17 Saturday The laws state that providers of Internet products and services « shall not offer minors products and services that induce an addiction « , as reported by Xinhua

In addition, under the new law, schools will now be required to report harassment and sexual assault of minors to the authorities

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