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China intensifies crackdown on websites for spreading porn

The anti-porn authority in Beijing has probed several Internet video player service providers for spreading lewd videos, including Ingkee, Doshow and Huajiao, sate-run Xinhua news agency reported.

world Updated: Apr 30, 2016 09:56 IST
Representative photo for a porn website
Representative photo for a porn website

In a nationwide crackdown, a group of internet video player service providers have been investigated and punished for allegedly spreading pornography in China, the anti-porn authority has said.

The campaign, which runs from February to April was launched by National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications, in collaboration with the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), the ministry of public security among other departments.

The anti-porn authority in Beijing has probed several Internet video player service providers for spreading lewd videos, including Ingkee, Doshow and Huajiao, sate-run Xinhua news agency reported.

In other cases, two popular video sharing mobile applications Xiaokaxiu and Miaopai were placed under investigation for providing porn videos, it said.

The anti-porn office aims at creating a clean cyberspace for young Internet users, it added.