South China Morning Post: Chinese social media firms and streaming platforms promise to back crackdown on celebrity culture by removing content that fuels fan fights

South China Morning Post: Chinese social media firms and streaming platforms promise to back crackdown on celebrity culture by removing content that fuels fan fights. “Chinese social media and streaming platforms have promised to remove content that triggers fights by obsessive fans as part of a broader crackdown on celebrity culture. The China Association of Performing Arts, a semi-official industry body, said on Saturday that social media platforms such as Weibo, Douyin and Xiaohongshu, along with video-streaming platforms Bilibili and Tencent Video, had agreed to remove posts and comments that generated animosity between rival fan groups.”

EurekAlert: Football without the fans: new study reveals effect of empty stadiums during pandemic

EurekAlert: Football without the fans: new study reveals effect of empty stadiums during pandemic. “Playing professional football games in empty stadiums had a hugely negative effect on the success of home teams, with home advantage almost halved, new research shows. Home advantage describes the benefit a sports team playing at their own venue is said to enjoy over the visiting team. This could be attributed to the effect of fans on the players or referee; playing in familiar surroundings and the effects of travel on the visiting team.”

‘It’s like my baby’: This is what it’s like to run a celebrity fan account with 100k followers (The Tab)

The Tab: ‘It’s like my baby’: This is what it’s like to run a celebrity fan account with 100k followers. “Becca is just one of the thousands of Timothée Chalamet fan accounts. A drop in the ocean. An even smaller drop in the abyss of total fan accounts: there are hundreds for each celeb. Name any celeb, there will be a stan account out there – even if it’s lingering about in the Instagram nether with a weird username, 60 followers, and hasn’t posted since 2013. You’ve probably stumbled upon fan accounts before, likely when you’re perusing the Insta search function to follow a certain celeb. You might even already follow some. But behind the scenes, these accounts are borne out of hard work and a deep appreciation for the celebrities they’re based on.”