China’s Celebrity Fan Culture in Hot Water as Beijing Widens Internet Crackdown

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For months, Chinese authorities have been cracking down on the country’s powerful internet sector, targeting an array of companies over issues from anti-trust to data security. Now, online celebrity fan clubs are the latest to feel the heat. The regime’s top internet regulator, in a bid to rein in what it described as China’s “chaotic” celebrity fan culture, on Aug. 27 barred platforms from ranking celebrities’ popularity and re
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