On-demand video streaming service Youku is the latest to announce a self-imposed cleanup of its platform, saying it found a number of the movies it provides to be problematic, local media is reporting.

The company said that it is conducting a review and clean up operation targeting movies that deal with the distortion of historical figures, contain gang members as central characters, run counter to approved values, and excessively display the “dark side of human nature.”

The move follows a crackdown by the country’s media regulator, the State Administration of Radio and Television (SARFT), to clean up the internet. The SARFT has been placing increased pressure on technology companies to police the content on the web.

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Chris Udemans

Christopher Udemans is a Shanghai-based data and graphics reporter. He covers Chinese artificial intelligence, mobility, and cybersecurity. You can contact him at chrisudemans [at] technode [dot] com.