Editor’s note: A version of this post by Yiling Pan first appeared on Jing Daily, the leading digital publication on luxury consumer trends in China. 

In the latest instance in a series of crackdowns on the media, China’s internet regulators have called for the closing of 60 social media accounts. The country’s biggest internet companies, including Baidu, Tencent, Youku, and NetEase were ordered to shut down accounts that offered celebrity news and gossip.

As a result of a meeting on June 7 with the Beijing Cyberspace Administration, WeChat has taken down 25 public accounts, including those of several fashion magazines such as the Hearst-owned Harper’s Bazaar and its Chinese domestic counterpart Southern Metropolis Entertainment.

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