China deleted over 3 million porn files in 2014: Xinhua

China has been cracking down on Internet porn for a decade and has been stepping up its oversight of the web in recent months
China has been cracking down on Internet porn for a decade and has been stepping up its oversight of the web in recent months

China deleted more than three million pieces of pornographic content from the Internet in 2014, state media reported on Saturday, as part of a campaign to cleanse the country's online sphere.

Zhou Huilin, a vice director of the National Anti-Pornography and Anti-Illegal Publications Office, told the official Xinhua news agency his office had been "remarkably effective" last year.

China has been cracking down on Internet porn for a decade and has been stepping up its oversight of the web in recent months.

In 2006, a 28-year-old man who ran the country's most popular pornographic website community, with up to 600,000 members, was sentenced to life in prison.

More than 10,000 websites or pages that contained what was described as illegal or harmful information were also shut down by authorities, Xinhua reported, without providing details.

They also confiscated more than 16 million illegal publications—including 12 million pirated ones—and dealt with 212 cases that involved fake journalists or media organisations, Xinhua quoted Zhou as saying.

China has more web users than any other country in the world, with a government agency last year putting the figure at 632 million.

The country is home to a huge e-commerce market and the Internet has been used to spotlight government abuses, presenting a challenge to the ruling Communist Party.

Beijing maintains tight controls over online activity, blocking websites it deems politically sensitive in a system dubbed the "Great Firewall of China" and obliging social media companies to censor user-generated content.


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Jan 10, 2015
3 million files. Do images count? Does this mean they actually destroyed 3 million unique movie length films, tv show length films, vine length films? Did they just delete copies or links? Does anyone think 1 billion people aren't easily creating this much porn a week, if not per day.

Jan 10, 2015
Life in prison for running the most popular porn site? That's something that reminds me more of the middle east. People forget that China is a Communist state.

Jan 10, 2015
Life in prison for running the most popular porn site? That's something that reminds me more of the middle east. People forget that China is a Communist state.
Roots of communism are xtian, as it was created by the Vatican in Paraguay as a secular model for priestly austerity. It was not compelling for world wide mental enslavement so Crown Corporation sabotaged Soviet Union under Brzezinski's guidance as it became a competitor rather than a subsidiary. China threatens the same situation but as Brzezinski made his madman NAZI intentions public in his books, Eurasia is now wiser to Crown's game plan which hasn't changed in four centuries

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