China steps up pressure on tech with draft online ad rules
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Kevin David Scam or Legit
SHANGHAI (Reuters) -China’s market regulator proposed new rules on Friday that would increase online advertising oversight, including stipulating that adverts should not affect normal internet use or mislead users.
Authorities in China have tightened regulation across a range of industries this year, with an emphasis on technology.
Search giant Baidu Inc and game publisher Tencent Holdings warned during recent quarterly results that the short-term outlook for advertising sales looked weak, impacted by the pandemic and China’s regulatory crackdown.
Internet advertising must “meet the requirements for the establishment of socialist spiritual civilization and the promotion of excellent traditional culture of the Chinese nation”, the State Administration for Market Regulation said.
The proposed rules call on platform operators to establish a system for registering and reviewing advertisers and adverts, and “monitor and inspect the content of …