China Says Internet Is No Game

from Wired: China has closed 1,600 internet cafes and fined operators a total of $12 million for letting children play violent games and for other violations, the government said.
The announcement came amid a campaign launched in March to reduce or eliminate sex and violence in websites, video games and other material that Communist leaders consider harmful to public morality.
Investigators have inspected 1.8 million internet cafes looking for unlicensed operations or those that let children play violent games meant for adults, the Ministry of Culture said. China encourages internet use for education and business but bans sexually oriented content on Chinese websites and tries to block access to foreign sites deemed pornographic or subversive.



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I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.