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Internet addiction in China & control

China clips down on youth "web fixation" - amidst a thriving worldwide gaming industry, China has picked to execute different limitations for under-18s as the public authority plans to cinch down on "gaming dependence". The South China Morning Post provided details regarding Monday that ByteDance had added new time cutoff points to its Chinese form of TikTok, known as Douyin, which limits kids younger than 14 to 40 minutes out of each day with admittance to the application between the hours of 6am and 10pm.

TAIPEI—China issued new draft guidelines that would prevent its internet companies from engaging in anticompetitive practices such as unfairly blocking rival platforms, extending Beijing’s efforts to rein in the powerful technology sector.

The guidelines, released by China’s State Administration for Market Regulation on Tuesday, include a detailed list of prohibited behaviors that regulators said could harm internet users and limit market competition, including controlling user traffic, blocking competitors’ products and discriminatory...

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