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China cracks down on celebrity hype and fake click-through rates

SHANGHAI: Chinese broadcasters and online entertainment sites should avoid celebrity hype and crack down on fake audience and click-through rates, state media quoted the National Radio and Television Administration as saying. The edict comes after Beijing ordered A-list movie star Fan Bingbing to pay about 884 million yuan ($129 million) in taxes and fines, spurring widespread discussion on the moral health of China’s film industry. Some programs overpaid celebrities, destroying industry order and leading teenagers…