China shuts down porn sites

By Derek Sooman on
Chinese censorship of the Internet continues; this time Beijing has shut down six pornographic websites, to prevent them from "corrupting" any Chinese people who might look at them. Condemning the sites as "unhealthy content", Beijing shut down several sites, including ‘www.ysdm.com’ and ‘www.xf13.net’. The operators of several sites have been given a short period of time to clean up their site's content, after an investigation ruled that they were unsuitable for Chinese people to look at.

In 2004, Chinese government kicked off a massive campaign to weed out pornography from the rapidly-growing Internet and in 2005, 11 people were jailed for up to 12 years for running an obscene website in the country's largest case of Internet pornography.

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