China shuts 50 microblogs for porn, vulgarity
Posted in: Censorship at 01/11/2011 17:45
China has shut 50 microblogs for distributing pornography and carrying "vulgar content", state media said on Monday, as the government steps up monitoring of the internet.
"The microblogs were shut down for violations that include carrying pornographic images and videos, information for prostitution, as well as illegal advertising for sex-related drugs and productions," Xinhua news agency said.
In China, Political Outsiders Turn to Microblog Campaigns
For at least some candidates seeking parliamentary seats in local Chinese elections this year, the winning formula is the very antithesis of what works in the United States.
Here, they keep their heads down and elucidate no platform. And if they campaign at all, their politicking is discreetly low-key.