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China video site Bilibili to add 1,000 censors after worker dies

Content monitoring team to be increased by 40% amid debate on overwork

Bilibili, which is backed by both Tencent and Alibaba, has been struggling with widening losses and must now address the culture of overwork that afflicts China's online sector.     © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Chinese online video streaming service Bilibili plans to hire 1,000 content censors after the death of a 25-year-old member last week sparked heated discussions about overwork in the country's internet industry.

The young man, nicknamed Muse Muxin, was deputy team leader of the graphics and text censoring team at Bilibili's office in the central city of Wuhan. He had a sudden brain aneurysm at home last Friday and died in hospital, Bibibili said in a statement on the Weibo social network late Tuesday.

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