China drafts new rules to control notifications and pop-ups · TechNode
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Chinese tech companies have been accused of abusing notifications and using them to excessively push promotions or sensational content.

cross-posted from: https://lemmygrad.ml/post/142315

On March 2, Chinese regulators published a new draft of rules on notifications and pop-ups. The rules hope to stop Chinese apps’ excessive use of the tools and control what content gets shared in the notifications.

Why it matters: Chinese tech companies widely use notifications and pop-ups to promote their services. New rules curtailing their use could hurt service providers such as Baidu, Tencent, and Meituan, which rely on such methods to promote their products and generate profit from advertisements.

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