CHINA China handles 163 mln illegal online activity reports in 2020

CHINA

China handles 163 mln illegal online activity reports in 2020

Xinhua

10:38, January 19, 2021

BEIJING -- The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) Monday said that departments for handling reports of online illegal and harmful information across the country dealt with around 163 million tip-offs in 2020. It was up 17.4 percent from the previous year.

Baidu search engine seen on a smartphone screen. (Photo: AFP)

The relevant government departments and major domestic websites handled the tip-offs, the center said, adding that several commercial websites, including Sina Weibo and Baidu, had dealt with around 115 million tip-offs. They accounted for 79.6 percent of those handled by websites.

The public is encouraged to report illegal and harmful online activities via the CAC's tip-off center hotline and mobile app.

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