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China demands stricter rules for live streaming

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Internet celebrity and vlogger Papi Jiang was told earlier this to curb her foul language

China's internet regulator has demanded stricter controls over the popular practice of live streaming, as part of a range of new requirements for sites.

As well as asking sites to step up control of live broadcasts, the Cyberspace Administration of China wants the content monitored full-time.

It is the latest move by authorities to clamp down on what it sees as "inappropriate" content online.

Live streaming is particularly popular, among Chinese youth.

There are an an estimated 80 platforms in use around the country, with some gaining notoriety for hosting live broadcasts of stunts that have gone viral.

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