January 21, 2021

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China: Sina suspends its literature site after authorities publicize finding of pornographic content

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Sina.com temporarily closed its literature site Friday after being accused of hosting pornography, and authorities confirmed they were revoking two crucial licenses, ensnaring one of China’s top web portals in an intensifying online crackdown.

Sina decided to take books off its site while it undergoes “a self-correction action” to screen their content, according to a notice on its reading channel. Book reviews, cultural news, author biographies and interviews were still available.

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