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低俗 (dīsú): vulgar

Sweeping “vulgar” content from the Internet.
In January of 2009, China announced a crackdown on “vulgar” websites. The campaign identified many leading Internet companies, including Google and Baidu, for failing to comply with government censorship directives. While the language of the official campaign directive focused on erotic, violent, and drug-related content, netizens suspected that the crackdown was fundamentally aimed at eradicating politically sensitive content and launched an online protest. Han Han, one of China’s most popular bloggers, wrote a post titled “From Now On, I’m a Vulgar Person” in defiance of the crackdown.

The government has since launched similar Internet censorship and anti-vulgarity campaigns.

133 WeChat Accounts Closed for “Distorting History”

20 January 2015, by josh rudolph

Sex, Murder, Ghosts Banned From TV Streaming Sites

14 November 2014, by radish

5% of Active WeChat Accounts Shut Down for Prostitution Ties

10 June 2014, by josh rudolph

Sensitive Words: Tiananmen, Bo Xilai, More

22 May 2014, by Anne Henochowicz

State Media Defends “Internet Management” as U.S. TV Shows are Kicked Offline

29 April 2014, by josh rudolph

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