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China nets 2,148 suspects in largest porn website crackdown

posted 13 Aug 2012, 03:03 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 13 Aug 2012, 03:03 ]

China-Anti-Porn Campaign -- China nets 2,148 suspects in largest porn website crackdown


CHINA-ANTI-PORN CAMPAIGN - Chinese police throughout the country have recently nabbed 2,148 suspects in the nationwide crackdown on the largest Chinese internet pornography cases.


During a three-month investigation under the command of China's Ministry of Public Security, the network security division discovered that the U.S.-hosted "MMHOUSE" porn website, which was established in January 2009, has customers mainly in China. Among the more than 400,000 posts, 90 percent of them were related to pornographic contents, including pictures, written content or video strips.


"It has more than one million registered users. We can say that this porn website has the largest number of registered users ever seen since the establishment of the People's Republic of China. As it has the largest number of followers, it has a great adverse impact," said Cui Wei, deputy director of the Beijing Public Security Bureau's Network Security Division.


Since May 26, police departments throughout China have launched crackdowns on the "MMHOUSE" porn website, arresting 2,148 suspects, including many juveniles.


"Content viewing is determined by the grades attained. The higher the grade, the more contents are viewed," Cui said.


If visitors want to improve their grade, they have to post or pay to be a member. However, they are unaware that they have already broken the law when they upload pornographic contents onto the internet.

"Anyone participating in the transmission of porn information is liable to penalty according to law. In fact, the ones who transmit the pornographic contents have already become offenders," Cui said.


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