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Sunday , 21 October 2018
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China orders major crackdown on online fake news and porn websites

In a bid to clean up the accessible internet in the country, China has launched a major crackdown on online porn sources and those that are involved in spreading fake news. The crackdown has been launched in 11 provincial level regions in China. To track down the offenders, the Chinese authorities have formed four teams of inspectors who will be looking to identify and take action against online porn and fake news outfits. The crackdown is being conducted under the supervision of the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications. An official statement released by the government agency says that action could be taken against any entity or platform, which may include websites, mobile apps, live-streaming channels, cloud service providers, etc.

The crackdown will also target entities that may be involved in news blackmailing. Journalists and media organizations could also be questioned if they are found to be involved in spreading fake news. Key areas where the crackdown has been launched include Beijing and Shanghai municipalities, as well as provinces of Guizhou, Jiangxi and Shaanxi.

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