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China orders ByteDance to fix 'slanderous' smear of CCP martyr

News app reprimand highlights increased scrutiny by Chinese internet regulator

The search engine of ByteDance news app Jinri Toutiao was cited for displaying inaccuracies of Fang Zhimin, who is revered as a martyr by the party.   © Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) -- China's internet regulator ordered ByteDance news app Jinri Toutiao to clean up its search engine, saying the search function threw up "slanderous" information on a late Communist Party military leader.

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