Chinese police arrest 15,000 for Internet crimes

anyone confirm this?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/18/us-china-internet-idUSKCN0QN1A520150818

Police in China said on Tuesday they had arrested about 15,000 people for crimes that "jeopardized Internet security", as the government moves to tighten controls on the Internet.

Since taking over in 2013, President Xi Jinping has led an increasingly harsh crackdown on China's Internet, which the Communist Party views with greater importance and acknowledges it needs to control, academics and researchers say. Police have investigated 7,400 cases of cyber crime, the Ministry of Public Security said in a statement on its website. It did not make clear over what period the arrests were made, but referred to a case dating to last December.
 

China launched a six-month program last month, code-named "Cleaning the Internet".

"For the next step, the public security organs will continue to increase their investigation and crackdown on cyber crimes," the ministry said. The campaign would also focus on breaking major cases and destroying online criminal gangs, it added. The sweep targeted websites providing "illegal and harmful information" besides advertisements for pornography, explosives and firearms and gambling. In total, the police said they investigated 66,000 websites.
 
China runs one of the world's most sophisticated online censorship mechanisms, known as the Great Firewall. Censors keep a tight grip on what can be published, particularly material that could potentially undermine the ruling Communist Party. In February, China's internet watchdog said it would ban from March 1 internet accounts that impersonate people or organizations, and enforce the requirement for people to use their real names when registering online accounts.
 

"China launched a six-month program last month, code-named "Cleaning the Internet"

I don't think they know how code-names work

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invalid - "China launched a six-month program last month, code-named "Cleaning the Internet"

I don't think they know how code-names work


But seriously, wonder how many of those arrested were just for porn

what a fucked up country

the sooner those fucking Commies get overthrow the better

most of these are related to pornography, drugs or weapons.

in China if they don't like what you're saying they just delete your messages. your messages will just disappear

EVILYOSHIDA - most of these are related to pornography, drugs or weapons.

in China if they don't like what you're saying they just delete your messages. your messages will just disappear
I wish your posts were deleted by the chinese goverment.


Unfortunately for us, you live in Texas, and dont really party with international dj's. Phone Post 3.0

EVILYOSHIDA - most of these are related to pornography, drugs or weapons.

in China if they don't like what you're saying they just delete your messages. your messages will just disappear
Maybe.

Sure sounds like a great cover for "targeting websites providing "illegal and harmful information" to the PRC. Phone Post 3.0

ever since wechat got popular there is far less political content on the internet now. they have people taking party pics, food pics and sharing them on their moments.

before they had a big problem when the weibo thing first started. lots of people were engaged politically. now they have people talking about song, wine and dance with wechat.

I know some people who talked about political stuff and got their posts deleted. Talk about corruption generally isn't deleted though. but no go topics are taiwan, tibet, xinjiang independence etc.

the avg. chinese is very happy though so it's not a big deal. everyone is getting rich. most people own homes. one of the highest home ownership rates in the world. the govt. gives/gave FREE HOUSES. can you believe that? very lucky. most people who are residents in shanghai are millionaires just due to property alone.

 

China suspends or closes 50 websites for 'spreading rumors' about Tianjin blasts

http://shanghaiist.com/2015/08/16/china_punishes_50_websites.php.

 

Sounds like a guilded cage type of thing.

TTT 

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Hopefully they got Poi pou or whatever his name is

Nah he’s a strong pro CCP propagandist.

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And China is on the UN human rights council. Lol what a joke. 

RIP Poo Poo

China is asshoe. 

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ScreenName22 -

Hopefully they got Poi pou or whatever his name is

Nah he’s a strong pro CCP propagandist.

he posted a pic of Xi next to winnie the pooh

he was probably tortured to death

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