Chinese social media platforms to depreciate big eating videos

update Aug 15 China Digital Times has posted what they claim is a leak of the mandate from the government to streaming platforms to terminate big eating videos.

Global Times reports that Chinese social media platforms will depreciate big eating videos in an effort to reduce food waste:

A spokesperson from the public relations department of short-video platform Douyin told the Global Times on Thursday that the platform has taken measures to rectify livestreaming eating shows.

The spokesperson said that when users search for key terms such as “eating show” or “competitive eater”, they will be informed to value food, and the platform will penalize those behind such videos.

Other video platforms including Kuaishou and Douyu made similar statements, promising to strengthen content reviews.

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  1. Greg Webb said

    August 14, 2020 @ 7:11 pm

    Sucks to be them. (someone had to say it😆)

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