Cleaning the Web of Porn in PRC

Revealing its latest plans to eradicate erotica from the reach of Chinese citizens and residents, the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications, declared on Sunday that its latest endeavor, called ‘Cleaning the Web 2014’ will execute investigations of all things Internet – including websites, mobile apps, TV set-top boxes, usb connectivity sticks, and search engines – in the hopes of shuttering an adult content for good.

Due to run until November 2014, Cleaning the Web 2014 will see state bodies the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Public Security, and the State internet Information Office working with the aforementioned anti-porn office to detect and delete any and all pornography found.

Whether or not this latest effort will work, however, is anyone’s guess. Similar efforts have in recent years failed to sufficiently quell the proliferation of online pornography available to those behind the Great Firewall of China, keeping the People’s Republic happily (but discreetly) fapping away and the likes of Alina Li leaving the homeland in favor of the relative sexual freedom of the United States’ adult entertainment industry.

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