31 Mar '12, 11am

Beijing arrests 1,065 in Internet crackdown

Beijing arrests 1,065 in Internet crackdown

BEIJING: Beijing police have arrested 1,065 suspects and deleted more than 208,000 "harmful" online messages during a crackdown on Internet-related crime since mid-February, a state news agency said Saturday. The operators of more than 3,117 websites have received warnings after police targeted the smuggling of firearms, drugs and toxic chemicals, and the sale of human organs and personal information, Xinhua news agency said. China has recently stepped up efforts to "cleanse" cyberspace, in what many see as a restriction on web freedom in the country, where a vast censorship system known as the "Great Firewall" blocks sites including Twitter and Facebook. Late Friday Xinhua cited the state Internet information office saying the country had shut down websites, made six arrests and punished two popular microblogs after rumours of a coup in Beijing linked to a major scandal t...

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