China blocks 55 more porn websites

January 29th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): In a crackdown on pornography, China has shut down another 55 porn websites, bringing the total number of blocked sites to 1,507.

According to a statement issued by the Special Operation Office for Crackdown on Online Porn and Lewd Content, these 55 websites contained and publicized pornographic and vulgar contents, which violated China’’s regulations and laws against public distribution of sexual images, reports the China Daily.

The government has also closed 114 blogs, which contained pornographic contents and deleted more than 47,000 pornographic pictures during the Spring Festival.

The Government crackdown on porn websites had begun on January 5.

So far, 41 people have been detained for disseminating porn on the Internet during the campaign.

An official with the Internet bureau of the State Council’’s Information Office said earlier “the campaign has a single and clear goal, that is to clean up the Internet and save the Internet environment for children.”

“Rampant pornography and lewd content on the Internet do great damage to juveniles, and we are acting in response to the public complaints,” said Liu Zhengrong, deputy director of the Internet bureau. (ANI)

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