China investigating ‘nth rooms’ child pornography sites after outcry in South Korea

Websites offering sexually explicit images and videos of minors all based overseas and no longer accessible, authorities say. They were said to be similar to chat rooms in South Korean scandal that required users to upload sexual abuse videos or photos to enter. — SCMP

Chinese authorities are investigating the country’s version of “nth rooms” – websites that offer sexually explicit images and videos of minors – after media exposure of the sites.

The websites were all based in foreign countries and were no longer accessible after the official investigation began, according to an online notice posted by China’s National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications on Saturday.

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