China erases thousands of social media accounts for vulgarity, negativity and more

China is reshaping popular culture by taking down tens of thousand of celebrities, bloggers and influencers it deems immoral. The reasons are sometimes unclear, such as the figure not being patriotic.


Can a government shape popular culture? China is giving it a try. In the last year alone, the Chinese government has shut down tens of thousands of celebrities, bloggers and influencers for running afoul of official censors. NPR’s Beijing correspondent Emily Feng reports.

EMILY FENG, BYLINE: Much of Chinese pop culture is dominated by either megastars who populate TV, movies and song or superstar influencers who can each

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