China Wants To Remove Smoking, Tattoos And Bikinis From Its Internet

Posted by nnr on May 16th, 2019

China is no stranger to surveillance and controlled internet. And here, it wants to further regulate it by removing contents that include smoking, tattoos and bikinis.

China’s social media companies employ thousands of people to help the government censor content that falls to these categories, including blocking contents that talk foul of the country’s regulations governing the internet.

Most of these people are employed just after they graduated. As they work at the front lines of China's war to police the internet, they are relentlessly labeling, rating and sorting the sea of contents created each day by the world's biggest population.

While AI is being used to remove banned content, many of the decisions are taken by humans, especially if they involve context

Here, they mostly scout and sort contents shared by the hundreds of millions of Chinese people on China's social media networks, and see what people streamed on the internet. Then there are "live-streamers" who broadcast contents, much like YouTubers, but on Chinese internet platforms.

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