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China shuts down live-broadcast websites for porn content

Beijing's Internet regulator today said it had shut down a number of live-broadcast websites for allegedly streaming vulgar, pornographic or illegal content.

By: | Beijing | Published: September 15, 2016 2:18 PM
The websites were closed as part of the 'Clean the Web' campaign that was first launched in 2014 to manage obscene and illegal content online. (Reuters) The websites were closed as part of the ‘Clean the Web’ campaign that was first launched in 2014 to manage obscene and illegal content online. (Reuters)

Beijing’s Internet regulator today said it had shut down a number of live-broadcast websites for allegedly streaming vulgar, pornographic or illegal content.

The Beijing subsidiary of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said it had issued rectification orders for problems ranging from broadcast content, to usernames to shared content.

The websites were closed as part of the ‘Clean the Web’ campaign that was first launched in 2014 to manage obscene and illegal content online.

The campaign involves checks on websites, search engines, mobile application stores, Internet TV USB sticks and set-top boxes.

CAC Beijing said some live-broadcast websites were found to be hosting or streaming vulgar, pornographic or illegal content, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The office issued website administrators with orders to review security measures and their management systems, and clean up their content.

Those who fail to meet the office’s requirements would be “dealt with seriously and severely,” the report said.

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