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#1 9 years ago

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BEIJING (AP) — China has banned websites from advertising or linking to games that glamorize violence, another step in China's censorship campaign aimed at ensuring social stability ahead of the 60th anniversary of communist rule on Oct. 1. A notice posted on the Culture Ministry website on Monday said games that promote drug use, obscenities, gambling, or crimes such as rape, vandalism and theft are "against public morality and the nation's fine cultural traditions." "Such online games promote the glorification of mafia life ... and are a serious threat to the moral standards of society causing vulnerable young people to be adversely affected," the notice said. The ban on the websites starts immediately. No details were given on how the law would be implemented, but the notice called for law enforcement bodies to ensure websites adhere to the new law. China has the world's largest population of Internet users, more than 298 million, and the world's most extensive system of Web monitoring and censorship.

While the government claims the main targets of its Web censorship are pornography, online gambling, and other sites deemed harmful to society, critics say that often acts as cover for detecting and blocking sensitive political content that can be found on sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google-owned YouTube which are all blocked in China.

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#2 9 years ago

China is a commie trash-hole. 'nuff said




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#3 9 years ago

They seem to have a very elastic definition of "harmful to society".




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#4 9 years ago

Lol, to say the least




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#5 9 years ago

That's extremely ironic to say the least, seeing as how they've got a ton of gangs in their country *cough*Triad*cough*


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#6 9 years ago

Yea, instead of spending the money on censoring the web, they might try to change how they teach their values and morals so violence, rape, and murder don't become a problem in the first place. I know it won't eliminate it, but banning violent mafia games is just going to create a "gangster game" black market, then they will have to set aside money to shut that down, when it gets shutdown, they will resurface as a smarter extremest anti government origination, claiming rights to play whatever game they choose. Nobody seems to look at cause and effect scenarios anymore :(




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#7 9 years ago
Reldorage;4960881Nobody seems to look at cause and effect scenarios anymore :(

*cough*Barack Obama*cough*


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#8 9 years ago
computernerd;4960890*cough*Barack Obama*cough*

BARRACK= "Was I supposed to cut the blue wire or the red one?!"




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#9 9 years ago

Nice, my personal favorite is this one: Barack Obama: "We're not running out of money, we have plenty of ink." :lol:


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#10 9 years ago
computernerd;4960909Nice, my personal favorite is this one: Barack Obama: "We're not running out of money, we have plenty of ink." :lol:

I Lol'ed. Another good one is "Spread the wealth before they find out whats going on"