China's regular internet clean-up removed 8.4 million pieces of pornographic and other “harmful” material in the first six months of 2020. Photo: ShutterstockChina's regular internet clean-up removed 8.4 million pieces of pornographic and other “harmful” material in the first six months of 2020. Photo: Shutterstock
China's regular internet clean-up removed 8.4 million pieces of pornographic and other “harmful” material in the first six months of 2020. Photo: Shutterstock

China’s porn censors shut down 12,000 websites in the first half of 2020

  • Authorities said they removed 8.4 million pieces of pornographic and other “harmful” information
  • Popular video streaming platforms iQiyi and Youku were penalised over their content

Topic |   Internet
China's regular internet clean-up removed 8.4 million pieces of pornographic and other “harmful” material in the first six months of 2020. Photo: ShutterstockChina's regular internet clean-up removed 8.4 million pieces of pornographic and other “harmful” material in the first six months of 2020. Photo: Shutterstock
China's regular internet clean-up removed 8.4 million pieces of pornographic and other “harmful” material in the first six months of 2020. Photo: Shutterstock
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