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China removes 279,000 sexual, violent cartoons from internet

IANS  |  Beijing 

Chinese authorities have removed 279,000 violent or sexual cartoons from the Internet as part of a government campaign.

According to the Ministry of Culture, as a part of the campaign launched in January, 1,079 were also shut, reports news.

The videos targeted in the campaign allegedly showed children's characters, often those from or other popular ones such as Peppa Pig, in violent or pornographic scenarios, which are popular as "fan fiction" on

The authorities have also told major Chinese Internet firms such as Baidu, and to review content on their platforms and delete any such videos immediately.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 14:56 IST
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