顺风车司机直播女乘客牟利–Beijing Youth Daily

What happened: Multiple drivers were caught live-streaming passengers, apparently without their knowledge, on live streaming platform Huya. The drivers are suspected of belonging to the carpooling service of Dida Chuxing, a smaller-scale Didi competitor. Drivers exhibited disturbing behavior such as verbally harassing female passengers, or allowing audiences to choose their next fare based on user profile photos. Audience members were reported to post crude comments during the live streaming session. One driver claimed he had made RMB 700 in a single day by streaming female passengers. A Huya representative said the platform is currently investigating the accounts under suspicion.

Why it’s important: In the wake of an alleged murder of a Didi Chuxing passenger, safety and privacy violations are surfacing with a vengeance and multiple companies are under scrutiny. Going forward, the demand for corporate accountability will likely continue to grow.

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Bailey Hu

Bailey Hu is based in China’s hardware capital, Shenzhen. Her interests include local maker culture, grassroots innovation and how tech shapes society, as well as vice versa.