A total of 3,918 illegal websites were shut down by China’s internet watchdogs from April to June, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has said. Also Read - Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk to enter India's broadband market with satellite internet servicesAlso Read - Internet to stop working for select users from today: Why, who will be affected, what to do?
The websites included those that published content that jeopardized national security, and those that spread violence, vulgarity or unfounded rumours, according to the CAC statement on Saturday, Xinhua news agency reported.
Up to 316 cases related to illegal websites were handed to judicial organs in the same period, the CAC said. Building a network that helps maximize returns from future technologies More than 810,000 illicit cyber accounts were also closed in the second quarter of the year, the statement read. ALSO READ: UIDAI shuts down 24 illegal apps, websites collecting Aadhaar information
Moreover, 443 website owners were summoned by cyber watchdogs for law-breaking while 172 received warnings, as part of cyber law enforcement that has been highlighted over the months, according to the statement.