28,000 il­le­gal web­sites shut down in 2015

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

China con­fis­cated 15 mil­lion il­le­gal pub­li­ca­tions and shut down 28,000 web­sites deemed porno­graphic or fea­tur­ing other il­le­gal con­tent in 2015.

The fig­ures were an­nounced by the Na­tional Of­fice Against Porno­graphic and Il­le­gal Pub­li­ca­tions.

The cam­paign against on­line pornog­ra­phy and il­le­gal pub­li­ca­tions will con­tinue through 2016.

Au­thor­i­ties will fo­cus in­spec­tions in ar­eas around schools to un­cover shops sell­ing pub­li­ca­tions such as ob­scene comics, the of­fice said.

Prac­tices such as shar­ing links to porno­graphic web­sites or cloud stor­age, set top box and on­line game web­sites with ob­scene con­tent will also be tar­geted and those im­pli­cated pun­ished, ac­cord­ing to the of­fice.

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