China to launch campaign against online porn

February 28th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) China will launch a six-month-long campaign to crack down on the spread of pornographic and and vulgar information through the Internet and mobile phones.

The campaign will run March-August.

During his speech at a conference, Wang Chen, head of the State Internet Information Office, called for efforts to cut off the profit chain for the spreading of the pornographic and vulgar contents and to purify the environment of the Internet and the mobile media, Xinhua reported.

Illegal websites, microblogs and online accounts that violated relevant laws and regulations should be closed and the violators should be punished, a statement said.

The campaign will also target advertisers who use the violating websites to disseminate their messages as well as the telecommunication companies that provide access services for the websites, the statement added.

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