A total of 19 Chinese video apps, including the popular Neihan Fulishe (内涵福利社), Bilibili (哔哩哔哩) and Miaopai (秒拍), were slapped with penalties amid yet another crackdown campaign launched by the Chinese authorities, according to state news agency Xinhua (in Chinese).

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), joined by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the Ministry of Public Security and three other government agencies, have recently launched a crackdown campaign against the spread of low-quality and pirated content—something that the industry has been grappling with for a while now.

According to the CAC, the apps were responsible for spreading “vulgar, violent, pornographic or pirated content, and promoting distorted information.”

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Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.