China blocks Google, starts another anti-porn push

25 Jun 2009
00:00

Chinese authorities briefly blocked Google yesterday, the latest in a series of moves apparently aimed at pressuring the US web firm.

Google\'s English language website and its gmail platform were completely blocked for two hours, according to state-owned China Dailyand FT.com.The Chinese-language google.cn site was unaffected.

The blocking comes after a week of public scolding of Google by the MIIT and the China Internet Illegal Information Reporting Center (CIIRC), who have accused it of providing links to pornographic content.

Following a meeting with government officials, Google said last Friday it would take "all necessary steps to fix any problems with our results."

The government disabled some search functions on Google\'s Chinese-language web after a CCTV TV program had showed how the associative word function could be used to generate sexually suggestive material.

Meanwhile, China\'s Ministry of Health has launched a campaign to stop health websites publishing sexually explicit material.

The ministry would "strengthen its management and supervision of sex health websites" in order to "prevent lewd content in disguise," a senior official told Xinhua.

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