China shut down 60,000 porn sites

China shut down 60,000 porn sites

Summary: Police investigated 2,197 cases involving 4,965 people suspected of disseminating pornography via the Internet or cell phone.

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More than 60,000 Web sites were shut down and about 350 million pieces of pornographic and indecent content were eliminated from the Internet in 2010, the country's state-run Xinhua news agency reported Thursday.

Police investigated 2,197 cases involving 4,965 people suspected of disseminating pornography via the Internet or cell phone in violation of China law, according to the report. Of those suspects, 58 received jail sentences of five or more years, according to the report.

"As long as there are people with bad motives who want to spread violent or pornographic information, we will have to continue our campaign to resolutely crack down on the spread of such information," said Wang Chen, head of the State Council Information Office

For more on this story, read China crackdown on porn shutters 60,000 sites on CNET News.

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  • Ok, I don't get it

    Did they shut down certain sites only 'cause surely there are many more out there than the 60k they shut down and if so, what was the criteria?<br><br>George
    guiri
  • RE: China shut down 60,000 porn sites

    That's not right. Porn wants to be free!
    Loverock Davidson
    • RE: China shut down 60,000 porn sites

      @Loverock Davidson

      No, porn wants your credit card number!
      blaacksheep