China arrests 41, shuts down 1,250 web sites
Date Published: 01/24/2009
Voice of America, January 24, 2009
As part of a nationwide crackdown on pornography, Chinese authorities have shut down more than 1,000 Internet sites and detained 41 people. According to the deputy director of the State Council’s Internet Affairs Bureau, 1,250 sites have been closed since the campaign began on January 5. The sole aim of the campaign is to create a clean Internet environment for China’s youth. The crackdown is also targeting content that includes violence, libel and information that violates standards of public decency. China aggressively censors the Internet to block any sites it considers to be offensive or politically subversive. –posted by Catherine Gao
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