China’s Cyberspace Administration Authorities clamps down on Celebrity news site

According to the reports from The Hollywood Reporter, China has ordered the authorities to close down 60 tabloid sites, many with having millions of users.

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Authorities who are responsible for regulating China's top cyberspace has instituted a sweeping clampdown on the internet sites and other online media provider, who are devoted to showing business and celebrity gossip in China. Interestingly, show business and celebrity gossip are one of the most popular corners of the mainland Chinese Internet.

According to the reports from The Hollywood Reporter, China has ordered the authorities to close down 60 tabloid sites, many with having millions of users. The news was made public by an Internet post on the Beijing Cyberspace Administration's own social media account. The post further explained that two of the China's biggest internet companies i.e. Baidu and Tencent had been summoned to a meeting where thy were told by the authorities to take immediate steps to rein in user accounts devoted to celebrity news.

The official body also said that all such websites must adopt effective measures to keep in check the problems of the embellishment of private sex scandals of celebrities, the hyping of ostentatious celebrity spending and entertainment, and catering to the poor taste of the public.  

It is to believe that the major clampdown is a part of Chinese President, Xi Jinping's ongoing assertion of the Chinese Communist Party's control and censorship over China's private Internet media sector. This news comes after the Cyberspace Administration of China, released a revised set of regulation in May. These new regulations cited that party-approved editorial staff must direct all the online news content and services that these kinds of sites post.