China Cracks Down on Illegal Text Messaging

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

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

According to Xinhua, China’s official news agency, the Ministry of 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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