China’s video app to add 3,000 content reviewers, Communist Party members preferred

April 9, 2018
Industry News
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Meng Jing
meng.jing@scmp.com

Kuaishou is seeking to clean up its online content by recruiting content reviewers after being criticised by China’s media watchdog agency

Kuaishou, a popular short-video sharing app in China, is seeking to add another 3,000 employees to police its content after the country’s media watchdog criticised it for “disrupting order”.

The Beijing-based start-up, which counts Chinese internet giants Tencent Holdings and Baidu as shareholders, is working to expand its content reviewing team from 2,000 to 5,000 as part of its efforts to reshape itself as a content platform that promotes “healthy value and positive energy”, according to a statement posted on its Weibo social media account.

The company has started advertising for content reviewers on several Chinese hiring websites, looking for candidates with “good political awareness and political sensitivities” with a preference for Communist Party members.

The move comes after China’s top media watchdog, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television, last week singled out Kuaishou and Chinese news aggregator Jinri Toutiao for disregarding regulations and “disrupting order” in the online media and entertainment industry. Continue Reading

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