Huoshan (火山小视频), the short video platform backed by Toutiao, has temporarily shut down the city channel (同城频道) to clean up the vulgar content. It is still unclear how long the channel will be offline, Chinese media TechWeb is reporting. 

A week ago China’s media regulator, the State Administration of Radio and Television and China Central Television criticized two short videos apps, Huoshan Short Video (火山小视频) and Kuaishou (快手), for displaying vulgar content. These apps disappeared in Android stores the following day but remain accessible in the Apple App Store.

Huoshan said that the current main page video page has undergone a comprehensive clean up, and will strictly follow the requirements from the regulatory authorities to further improve the standard during the rectification period, and conduct comprehensive cleaning up of existing and past contents on the platform.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com