China orders removal of online sex videos from social media, after viral spread of Uniqlo tape

Associated Press

China's top anti-pornography office says it's cracking down on homemade sex videos that circulate through China's social media.

The Office Against Pornography and Illegal Publication said Thursday it is demanding that government authorities at all levels throughout China scour such obscene content from online social media, and prosecute those responsible for uploading the content.

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The office says cell-phone sex videos have threatened to derail social decency, severely disrupted online order and trampled on both moral standards and the law.

The new crackdown follows the viral online spread in July of a sex video taken with a mobile phone inside a fitting room of the clothing retailer Uniqlo in Beijing.

Police have detained four people on suspicion of spreading the obscene content.