The Chinese government has stepped up its rules around live streaming platforms to prevent children from tipping streamers, or streaming themselves without guardian consent.
The National Radio and Television Administration said in a statement that livestreaming platforms need to step up controls for underage users (under 18).
The platforms affected are China’s most popular livestreaming sites: Douyin (the Chinese equivalent of TikTok), Bilibili, and the Tencent-backed Huya and Douyu.
It follows changes made last year preventing children from playing games for longer than an hour per typical day.
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