China Cracks Down on Illegal Text Messaging

From ABC News: Officials: Cell Phone Spam Offering Illicit Goods Damages China’s ‘Social Order’

The Chinese government is cracking down on what it calls the latest threat to the safety and security of its population: cell phone text messages.

According to Xinhua, China’s official news agency, the Ministry of Public Security is carrying out this month a “nationwide campaign to clean up cell phone illegal short text messaging.” The government is targeting the increasing number of mobile phone e-mails that fraudulently offer a wide variety of titillating goods ” illegal items such as firearms, explosives, and narcotics; lottery winnings; pornography; and the “introduction of marital partners.”


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