Pornography, fraud, rumors top online complaints, watchdog says Fighting ills of violence, terrorism online sees big strides
Web: Netizens encouraged to report banned content
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The governmentis especially concerned by websites that promote violence and terrorism through videos and audio recordings, spread separatist messages or advocate religious extremism by posting terror messages and photos on covert sites, he said.
“Lots of terrorism-related information is hidden in cloud storage or by instant messaging tools, such as WeChat and QQ, as well as on some small online forums,” Zhang said.
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To more efficiently monitor the Web, the center required the administration’s branches and website operators to build up their channels for detection and to provide more ways for netizens to report banned content, he said.
China has 4.23 million websites producing 40 billion pieces of content every day, “which is a huge workload for the Internet management departments to cover, let alone distinguish illegal or harmful ones from among them,” Zhang said.
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