Police on Tuesday raided the Shenzhen offices of QVOD Technology Co. Ltd., provider of one of China’s most popular video player software, following complaints from the public that it was circulating pornographic materials through its video player, China Business News reported Wednesday.
The local police department said the company was suspected of spreading obscene content, and the operation was in response to a government statement issued on April 13 calling on law enforcement agencies to fight online pornography.
The company, meanwhile, denied reports of a police raid, although it said several police officers paid a visit to its headquarters and that no employee was arrested, according to the Global Times. Business operations remained normal, QVOD said.
Before the police action, the company said in a statement that it would clean illicit content on its player, which is widely used to watch and download videos from other websites, including pornography as well as pirated films and TV shows.
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