Kuaishou, a leading short video platform in China, is planning to add around 3,000 content checkers (in Chinese) to its existing 2,000-member team in order to help filter content deemed illegal or inappropriate by the authority.

According to the job description, the candidates should hold a bachelor degree or higher, have “high-level of morality and political awareness”, and preferably be members of the Communist Youth League or the Communist Party. Kuaishou already maintains a sizable censor factory that operates in six cities of Beijing, Tianjin, Wuxi, Wuhan, Harbin, and Yancheng.

This new recruitment spree could be translated as a measure to cope with the government crackdown on vulgar content. China’s internet watchdog SAPPRFT (State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television) issued an order to Kuaishou to clean up their contents last week, shortly after the platform was exposed by state media CCTV for its failure to censor videos featuring teenage moms.

Start your free trial now.

Get instant access to all our premium content, archives, newsletters, and online community.

Monthly Membership

Yearly Membership

What you get

Full access to all premium content and our full archives

Members'-only newsletters

Preferential access and discounts to all TechNode events

Direct access to the TechNode newsroom

Start your free trial now.

Get instant access to all our premium content, archives, newsletters, and online community.

Monthly Membership

Yearly Membership

Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.