China: Regime Launches Internet Crackdown To Clear Out “Bad Culture” In Lunar New Year

Source: NDTV [India]

“China has launched a clean-up campaign to remove ‘vulgar’ and ‘unhealthy’ content from the internet. The month-long drive was launched just before the Lunar New Year, which began on January 22, according to South China Morning Post (SCMP). The country’s internet watchdog is particularly targeting content that includes former criminals posting material about their jail experience and scantily clad women posing in various locations, the outlet further said. A directive in this regard was issued by China’s cyberspace administration on January 18. The crackdown aims to ‘curtail the spread of bad culture, protect the rights and benefits of online users, clean up the online ecology, and create a positive, civilised and healthy climate in public opinion,’ said the SCMP report.” (01/23/23)