24 August 2019

PR firms face heat for illegal online post deletions, paper says

Chinese police are said to have shut down six public relations firms and detained dozens of suspects in a recent crackdown on businesses deleting online posts, the South China Morning Post reported on Thursday. A case involving Beijing IWOM, one of the six companies, is believed to be the largest of its kind in China, with the money involved at over 10 million yuan, the report said, citing the state-owned People’s Daily. IWOM, founded in 2007, has proclaimed itself as the first professional content marketing services firm in China. The firm is said to have strategic cooperative partnerships with more than 70 respected brands such as COFCO, Air China, China Ping An, China Merchant Bank and Haier. 

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