Date
12 December 2017
Online service providers have been told to police their ranks in a new campaign to clean up the internet. Photo: Bloomberg
Online service providers have been told to police their ranks in a new campaign to clean up the internet. Photo: Bloomberg

China renews war on online porn, Xinhua says

China is cleaning up the internet with a renewed crackdown on pornography, the official Xinhua news agency reported Sunday.

Inspectors will check websites, search engines, mobile app stores and smart TV set-top devices while internet service providers are required to delete any pornographic content.

All online texts, pictures, videos and advertisements with pornographic content will be trashed and people found to have produced or spread such material will be severely punished, the report said.

The campaign, which will last until November, is in response to the persistent spread of pornography on the internet despite previous efforts to contain it.

More than 20 popular reading platforms, including 3gsc.com.cn and Baidu Inc.’s Duokoo, were out of service on Monday, Techweb.com reported.

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