China closed 13,000 websites in 3 years time

World December 24, 2017 07:15

beijing - China has closed more than 13,000 websites since early 2015 for violating the law or other rules. The vast majority of people support government efforts to keep cyberspace clean, Xinhua state news agency said on Sunday.

The government has already tightened the tight controls on the Internet since President Xi Jinping came to power five years ago. According to critics, it is an attempt to limit freedom of expression and to avoid criticism of the ruling Communist Party.

The government says that all countries regulate the Internet and that the rules are aimed at ensuring national security and social stability and preventing the spread of pornography and violence.

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