Chinese authorities on Tuesday named a number of well-known IT
companies, including leading search engine Baidu and social media giant
Sina, which have been ordered to correct or shut down their online
storage services for spreading pornography.
In March, the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal
Publications joined hands with the Ministry of Public Security and
Internet and media regulators in a latest campaign to crack down on
pornographic content on online storage services.
Suspects have been found storing tens of thousands of porn videos on
online storage spaces, and selling these accounts on e-commerce
platforms such as taobao.com, the office told the Xinhua News Agency.
Beijing-based Sina was fined and ordered to shut down its online
publishing services on May 3.
Baidu was fined on May 6 for providing online storage services that were
used for sexual content.
Another report released Tuesday on the security of Chinese mobile
Internet showed that three quarters of the apps that have been reported
as inappropriate to a Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
hotline contained sexual content.
A report on the mobile Internet development that was jointly released by
The Internet Society of China and the National Computer Network
Emergency Response Technical Team/Coordination Center of China NGOs said
that 75 percent of the 200,684 reports on mobile apps dealt with by the
12321 reporting center were related to sexual content, chinanews.com