Cartoon police to ‘patrol’ all Web sites in China – dpa

From dpa, via The China Post:

China plans to expand its use of animated police figures into a virtual force symbolizing the government’s monitoring of all major Web sites and online forums, state media said Saturday.

The government believes the floating images of male and female police officers have proved successful during trials in the southern city of Shenzhen and will introduce them nationwide by the end of June, the official Xinhua news agency quoted public security officials as saying.

The introduction of the animated figures will be part of a campaign to weed out “harmful material and information” and “illicit activities” on the Internet. [Full Text]

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