Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Russia Shuts Down 90 Websites Over Child Pornography

More than 90 websites registered in Russia have been closed so far in 2013 for containing child pornography, the Interior Ministry said. “We have shut down over 90 websites in Russia for the dissemination of illicit content. Those are the websites that have been confirmed as carrying child pornography,” Tatyana Shishova, a spokesperson for the Interpol National Central Bureau at the Interior Ministry said at an Internet security conference at RIA Novosti on Monday. According to the ministry, the amount of child pornography on Russian internet websites has risen 12-fold in the last four years. Russia’s human rights officials claim that the country has become the second largest producer of internet child pornography in the world after the United States.

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