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WeChat Bans Nose-Picking During Live-Streams

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Popular messaging app WeChat has banned nose-picking during live streams.


Chinese social media platform WeChat on Thursday published a list of activities and "violations" that it has taken to ban from its live-streaming service. Some activities that have been banned, include nose-picking, if that's done in an indecent way, and spanking games.


WeChat's announced the ban on the platform with the app's security centre describung in detail more than 70 "common violations" that had been discovered during daily monitoring of the livestream service. WeChat have made livestream hosts responsible for observing the new rules. If its found that someone's isn't following the rule they will be heavily penalized.



WeChat's new rule come as a part of China's obliteration of content that is politically or socially insensitive. China closely regulates its internet and anything that it considers inappropriate is simply censored.


WeChat, owned by Tencent Holdings (0700.HK), is broadly used in China, where it has more than 1 billion people that use the app for everything from sending instant messages to ordering pizzas. Its popular "Channels" feature, launched in 2020, allows users to make and follow live broadcasts.