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Chinese Government Officials Shut Down 60,000 Porn Websites

Officials in the Chinese government have shut down over 60,000 pornographic websites and swiped 350 pieces of suggestive, indecent, or pornographic content in a massive Internet crackdown. Officials have also expanded their reach to censor sites with violent content, "user generated content," or "politically sensitive material" per sources at Brothersoft.com. Additionally, Chinese officials have shut down sites like YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter.

Wang Chen, the head of the State Council Information Office offered to Brothersoft: "Our campaign has been a great success and this has not been achieved easily. We have made the Internet environment much cleaner than before as there was a lot of pornography available. We have changed this situation and this has been well received by many sectors across society. But our campaign has not come to a stop. This will be a long battle."

Chinese officials are attempting to make the Internet a safer space for children and Chinese citizens.

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