Legal Daily: ‘Clean Net 2014″ Anti-porn campaign off to a strong start!

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Xinhua, Beijing, April 20 (Reporter Shi Jingnan) On the 20th, this reporter learned from the State Internet Information Office that it's full force special action against pornographic and illegal publications, the "Clean Net 2014" special action, has already investigated 110 pornographic sites in accordance with law and closed more than 3,300 accounts of various types, and is showing initial results.
An official at the State Information Office said that dissemination of pornographic information on the Internet seriously endangers the physical and mental health of minors, serious undermines social values, and is an obvious violation of law and legal regulations that must be cracked down on according to law to clean up network spaces.

According to statistics, since January this year, the State Council Informatization Office has already investigated and punished 110 pornographic websites, shut down 250 related channels or features, and closed 3300 accounts on services such as micro-blogs, blogs, We-chat, and forums, and deleted over 200,000 pornographic posts.

The official pointed out that combating Internet pornography is a Herculean task as some pornographic websites continuously re-emerge from the ashes,and some have a mixed status where content-management is sometimes strict and sometimes lapse. The Information office in conjunction with the relevant departments, is further advancing the action which focuses on suppressing large-scale portals of "porn marketing" and the phenomenon of sensationalist incitement. It also focuses on solving the problem of internet search engines making it possible to instantly locate pornographic information, and on the problem of disseminating pornographic information through the mobile internet networks. At the same time, the action will also crack down on four other types of sites showing illegal or unlawful conduct: those with ads and links for pornographic sites, gaming sites and others that use pornographic pop-ups to attract attention, video or text sites that put out vulgar videos and stories and app stores and mobile clients which disseminating pornographic and vulgar information.

The State Information Office called on the community and the general public to actively report and collectively boycott the transmission of pornographic information and other such conduct. The internet unlawful and unhealthy information reporting Center is available around the clock to receive public reports; the telephone hotline for reports is 12377, the Web site is http://NET.china.com.cn. , and the email account is jubao@china.org.cn .

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