The Source Code: China's livestreaming industry is huge, lucrative and kind of dystopian

Dec 11, 2018
In the United States, would-be internet stars turn to YouTube, Twitch or Instagram. In China, it’s a livestreaming platform called YY, where creators sing or tell jokes to an audience that pays them directly in the form of digital gifts. Top streamers can make $100,000 a month or more, and lots of people now want […]
Filmmaker Hao Wu at Future Tense in Washington, D.C., in 2017.
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