China launches campaign to clean up porn apps in mobiles

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 20:57

Beijing: China has launched a campaign to clamp down on pornography circulated on smart phone applications and will also set up a system to identify its creators.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said it will step up supervision over telecommunication service providers, application creators and online app stores.

It will also set up a system that can verify the identity of app creators as well as monitor and dispose of pornographic information, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The ministry will also encourage the reporting of porn-related applications, create a blacklist of such apps and ban them from accessing the Internet.

Smart phones have overtaken computers as the most popular way to access the Internet in China.

However, fast growing mobile Internet has become a new channel to circulate pornographic information.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 20:57
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