Chinese government attacks Yahoo over porn

The Chinese government has turned its sights on Yahoo, ordering the
company to remove pornographic content from a photo-sharing site that
it was hosting.

The Internet Society of China government watchdog accused Yahoo of violating social morals with the site.


Yahoo obtained a 40 percent stake in Alibaba Group in 2005 in return for control over Yahoo China – partly to avoid just this sort of problem.

A spokesman for Alibaba Group told the IDG News ServiceĀ  that the photosharing site, Yahoo Space, was closed a week ago. The site allowed users to share photo albums with attached blogs.

China has been going great guns in closing down websites that it deems unacceptable. The last high-profile offender was Google, which has since changed the algorithm on its local search engine to block offending results.

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