Not content with doing away with sexy banana eating, Chinese authorities have decided to take aim at the growing Chinese webcam industry, warning that performers will be held accountable for any content they show which is deemed inappropriate.
According to People’s Daily, the Ministry of Culture will now be conducting random checks on domestic live video-streaming performances to ensure that any violent or pornographic content will be taken down and the providers blacklisted.
Live-streaming websites are also now required to employ a team of supervisors to monitor online performances and intervene should streamers decide to engage in any prohibited activities.
Chinese authorities have not hesitated in the past to punish those broadcasting pornographic material, as one man from Wuhan who was arrested earlier this year for live-streaming himself having sex with his girlfriend can attest to. The recent announcement therefore seems to be an effort to lay down some ground rules for the domestic webcam industry.
More than 20 companies have already signed self-disciplinary agreements, with performers required to register their real names and record their broadcasts for the purposes of inspection.
We’re assuming it’s this sort of filth which the authorities are trying to get rid of.
[Image via People’s Daily]