China Is On A Hilariously Slow Quest To Eliminate Internet Porn
By Mack Rawden 2014-05-05 08:20:29
The Internet is a filthy place. If one wants to put even the slightest bit of effort into the quest, pretty much any forms of alarming smut can be found within just a few minutes. It truly is the Wild Wild West, and while a high percentage of countries might be fine with that, China most definitely is not. The Asian nation has begun a sweeping campaign to eradicate the Internet of not only boobs but also bikini shots and even racy stories of people getting it on. This type of operation requires a lot of manpower. More specifically, it requires a lot of workers to spend all day scouring the Internet for naked ladies, and not surprisingly, there are more than just a couple of citizens who think they would be perfect for the job.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the job was only posted a few weeks ago, and thus far, more than four thousand people between the ages of 20 and 35 have already applied. It’s unclear why the Chinese Government doesn’t think a 36-year-old is capable of contributing to its “Cleaning The Web 2014” program, but then again, it’s also unclear exactly how serious the country’s leaders are about actually eliminating porn. Thus far, only 110 websites have been shuttered and only 3,300 social networking accounts have been deleted, which makes one wonder if anyone working for the government knows how to use a search engine.
Still, if those actually working to sanitize the Internet are to be believed, the job isn’t nearly as titillating or even enjoyable as it sounds. Take the local police chief of Harbin, Liu Chunqi, as an example. The job apparently makes him sick to his stomach and leaves no room for enjoying boobs.
Here’s what he told AhLife.com…
“When I do the appraisal, all I am thinking about is whether the content meets the standards for sexual content, or whether the content in the video or disc is publicly advertising sex, or showing sex. Some people think it’s just watching porn, but it’s not. Sometimes it makes me throw up,”
The Chinese Government is notoriously secretive about its own intentions, reasons and motivations. So, exactly what the real story here is anyone’s guess. Maybe the country’s leaders are pushing hard to further expand the Great Firewall Of China in order to stamp out political dissent. Maybe they really do think boobs are a huge national problem and they’ve simply hired really inefficient and incompetent people to scrub the Internet. We don’t know, but until we do, our thoughts go out to the Chinese people who are losing their pornography at a hilariously slow rate.