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China handles 15m online illegal content complaints in Sept

In this undated file photo, a subway commuter checks her phone in Shanghai. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)

BEIJING – More than 15.2 million complaints on illegal and harmful online content were dealt with across China in September, according to recent statistics released by the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC).

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About 1.52 million tip-offs were reported to the central and local cyberspace regulators, while the remaining complaints came from major Chinese websites, such as Sina Weibo, Baidu, and Tencent.

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In a bid to build a sound online environment, the CAC has launched multiple channels, including the hotline 12377 and a mobile app, for netizens to report illegal and harmful online activities.