China cracks down on porn

Summary:China is launching a porn crackdown and it wants search leaders Google and Baidu to make sure porn is filtered from search results.

Google needs to do more to block pornography from leaking into China, the government charged Monday, as it launched a month-long anti-porn campaign, PC World reports.

But it's not just Google. China also wants these sites to their part: Baidu.com, Sina.com. Sohu.com, Netease.com and QQ.com.

Chinese authorities are upset over users uploading their own home-made porn. A woman was detained in Shanghai last month for allegedly filming herself having sex and posting the video online, where it became a sensation among Chinese Internet users. The Chinese pointed out this video in a statement in which they complained that tens of thousands of Chinese were searching for the video on Baidu.

VentureBeat wonders if this is a pretext for a larger crackdown. Its correspondents note that this is the 50th anniversary of the Tibet invasion and the 20th of Tianamen Square.

On the other hand, it may just be a porn crackdown and nothing more. Guess there's just no telling with China's leadership.

Topics: China, Government, Government : US

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