Strong accusation against a gay dating app in China of inadequate protection for underage users
Posted On January 7, 2019
A dating app, Blued, serving the members of the LGBT community, was heavily accused of poor enforcement of its ban on underage users, which exposed them to the potential dangers of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, when having unprotected sex with older male users. Last Sunday, Blued said it would freeze new user registration for a week and conduct an internal investigation. Having 40 million registered users, Blued is a dominant app in China with regard to the LGBT group, backed by state-run media Beijing news.