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WeChat shut down for improper content

Chinese authorities Tuesday closed an app and account on social network WeChat for publishing “vulgar and improper content.”

Operated by news website Toutiao, the app and WeChat account was called “Neihan Duanzi”, a Chinese euphemism
for “dirty jokes,” according to a press release from the State Administration of Radio and Television.

On April 3, Toutiao was told by the administration to remedy the publishing of obscene and violent content on
its website and broadcasting video programmes without proper licenses.

The administration discovered the dirty jokes app and WeChat account when supervising the company’s correction
measures.

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