Wednesday, January 28, 2009

China starts spring cleaning on the internet

Chinese authorities have shut down about 1500 pornographic websites and are making no secret about it, reporting about it in their own state press.

A total of 41 individuals where also apprehended during the crackdown after being linked to the vulgar content.

Singapore's Straits Time reported:

"The government has warned that Internet giants such as Google, MSN and Baidu, the most popular Chinese search engine, could also be shut down if they continue to link to vulgar content.

Google, Baidu and others have since issued apologies and said they have taken steps against online porn.

Click here to read more on this story from the Straits Times