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China launches crackdown on online porn

Posted on Apr 13 2014 | IANS

Beijing, April 13 : China will launch a renewed campaign against the spread of pornography on internet, the country's national anti-pornography agency announced Sunday.

The campaign will conduct thorough checkups on websites, search engines and mobile application stores, internet TV USB sticks, and set-top boxes, Xinhua reported citing National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications of China.

State Internet Information Office, the ministry of industry and information technology and the ministry of public security are also involved in the campaign.

It will continue until November.

All online texts, pictures, videos and advertisements with pornographic content will be deleted, according to the circular.

Websites, web channels and columns will be shut down or have their administrative license revoked if they are found to produce or spread pornographic information, it said.

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