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China Shuts Down 3,918 Illegal Websites

Cyberspace Administration of China has shut down 3,918 illegal websites that were considered to be hampering the national security of the country. Read on to find more about the crackdown.


Updated:July 24, 2017, 10:50 AM IST
China Shuts Down 3,918 Illegal Websites
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A total of 3,918 illegal websites were shut down by China's internet watchdogs from April to June, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has said. The websites included those that published content that jeopardised national security, and those that spread violence, vulgarity or unfounded rumours, according to the CAC statement on Saturday, Xinhua news agency reported. Up to 316 cases related to illegal websites were handed to judicial organs in the same period, the CAC said.

More than 810,000 illicit cyber accounts were also closed in the second quarter of the year, the statement read. Moreover, 443 website owners were summoned by cyber watchdogs for law-breaking while 172 received warnings, as part of cyber law enforcement that has been highlighted over the months, according to the statement.

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