China Internet Group Calls for Censorship – AP

From the Associated Press via the Washington Post (link)

China’s official Internet industry association is calling on its members to help the government suppress material deemed subversive or immoral.

“Unhealthy information” online has harmed Chinese children and threatens social stability, the Internet Society of China said in a statement. The 5-year-old group is the government-sanctioned association for Internet service providers and Chinese Web sites.

“We should run our business in a civilized way,” said the statement issued Wednesday and reported by the government’s Xinhua News Agency. “We should not produce, disseminate and spread information that harms state security, social stability and information that violates laws and regulations and social morality.”

April 13, 2006 9:44 AM
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