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China's Xiaohongshu fined over sexual content involving minors

Alibaba-backed social media, e-commerce app hit with $47,000 penalty

Xiaohongshu's booth at the Big Data Expo in Guiyang, China in May 2019. The Chinese startup is among a number of online platforms that have been scrutinized for suggestive content.   © Reuters

Regulators have fined Xiaohongshu 300,000 yuan ($47,300) in the wake of state media reports that the Alibaba-backed social media and e-commerce app failed to prevent users from spreading sexually suggestive content featuring minors.

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