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Apple’s Chinese App Store Faces Heat From Pornographic Content

On July 26, the news that Apple’s App Store in China has a lot of porn apps became a hit search on national social media. Reports have alleged that while some apps on the platform may appear normal, they actually contain pornography and other content that is illegal in China.

These digital apps are often disguised as casual games, short video apps, and private chat apps in their intro page. However, when users open them after downloading, they find illegal porn content and are constantly tricked into paying for the content. However, some users said that they did not get what they wanted after payment, calling it cheat software.

Some netizens found many games that simulate theft and theft, limiting the age to only eight years old, and the keywords are “stealing” and “stealing”. This potentially poses a great danger to the development of adolescent mental health.

An industry employee said an app must pass Apple’s official review before entering its App Store. However, developers of illegal apps usually did not add prohibited content to the first version of the app submitted for review.

The Apple App Store is not exempt from porn app bans. Hu Gang, deputy general secretary of the legal affairs committee of the Internet Society of China, said in an interview with an Economic View reporter that the App Store is involved in the distribution and sale of applications, and that it it was a community of interest. with developers. If there was a problem with the app, the App Store could not be exempt, but was a joint responsible party and should bear joint and several liability.

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