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“Generally, China’s leaders have been obsessed with the containment of negative coverage, and under Xi Jinping we’ve seen a rather dramatic decline in serious coverage by China’s media,” David Bandurski, co-direct of the University of Hong Kong’s China Media Project, told the New York Times in September.

Baidu and Weibo were investigated over hosting porn, authorities cracked down on live-streaming services as they surged in popularity, while a number of high-profile media accounts were removed from We Chat because they did not “actively promote socialist core values.” This 24-hour ban serves as a warning that Toutiao, too, must adhere to Beijing’s focus.The duo were said to have promoted “pornographic and vulgar content.” Byte Dance did not return multiple requests for comment.The app has since resumed normal service, but the incident shows that it is now firmly on the radar of China’s internet censors.Fanfou's users increased from 0.3 million to 1 million in the first half of 2009.The users included HP China, the Southern Weekly, artist Ai Weiwei, writer Lian Yue (连岳) and TV commentator Liang Wendao (梁文道).

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