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China cracks down on Internet porn

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by raven11, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. raven11

    raven11

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    China says 5,394 arrested in Internet porn crackdown

    Thu, Dec 31 2009
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police arrested thousands in a drive against Internet pornography throughout 2009, officials said, vowing a deepening crackdown that critics say is being used to tighten overall censorship.
    The Chinese government has run a highly publicized campaign against what officials said were banned smutty and lewd pictures overwhelming the country's Internet and threatening the emotional health of children.
    Chinese police said late on Thursday the crackdown on Internet pornography had brought 5,394 arrests and 4,186 criminal case investigations in 2009 -- a fourfold increase in the number of such cases compared with 2008.
    The announcement on the Ministry of Public Security's website (www.mps.gov.cn) said the drive would deepen in 2010.
    Police would "intensify punishments for Internet operations that violate laws and regulations", said the statement from the ministry's Internet security section.
    "Strengthen monitoring of information," it urged, "Press Internet service providers to put in place preventive technology."
    With an estimated 360 million Internet users, China has a bigger online population than any other country. But the ruling Communist Party worries the Internet could become a dangerous conduit for threatening images and ideas.
    The ministry did not say how many of the 5,394 suspects arrested were later charged, released or prosecuted.
    The anti-pornography drive has also netted many sites with politically sensitive or even simply user-generated content, in what some see as an effort by the government to reassert control over new media.
    China has banned a number of popular websites and Internet services, including Google's Youtube, Twitter, Flickr and Facebook, as well as Chinese content sharing sites.
    (Reporting by Chris Buckley; Editing by Nick Macfie)
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    i don't think they caught them all :whistling:
     
  2. Scared_of_zombies

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    what is wrong with the chinese???
     
  4. kahrcarrier

    kahrcarrier FAHRENHEIT

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    As long as Thailand keeps pumping it out, I'm golden. :supergrin:
     
  5. LongGoneDays

    LongGoneDays Misanthropical

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    Well that pretty much is what I was going to say. Who cares if they are blocked from viewing it, just as long as their wimmins keep staring in it.
     
  6. Hef

    Hef Stop Obammunism

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    "It's for the children!"

    Now where have I heard that before? hmmmmm.....
     
  7. DScottHewitt

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    Wait. The interwebz haz porns now?!?!?


    has it been cleared with Al Gore?!?!?

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    They just jealous Japanese do the best Asian porn.
     
  8. Davegrave

    Davegrave Dapper Dan

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    I had no idea China was so anti-porn.
    I should keep my eye out for chinese death squads. I'm sure they've scanned my hard drive and my hidden DVD shelf. They know. And now they want me dead for my sins. :tinfoil:
     
  9. Carrys

    Carrys Inquisitive

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    Damn, I wish I hadn't put so much stock in that translation softwear now.
     
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    I would think the Chinese govt would welcome porn as a way of placating the masses so they won't think about their tyrant dictators.
     
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    where the hell do they find time to porn surf???...they're supposed to be at work making the stuff we need here.
     
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    You mean, large hard drives, big screen monitors and fast modems for us to enjoy Internet porn? :supergrin:
     
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    That never could happen here..
     
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    Anything internet porn related makes me think of when Quagmire finds it on the internet on The Family Guy. Too funny.
     
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    They will take my playboy.com subscription from my cold dead hand (the other one would still be warm). :whistling: