Tuesday, January 19, 2010

China to filter "unhealthy or illegal" text messages

Unhealthy to the Chinese citizen caught sending "unhealthy" messages.

China Mobile said on its website that the automatic rating is based on "key words" provided by police. And the standard for determining whether a message is unhealthy or not is based on 13 criteria handed down by nine central government departments. No details of the criteria were given.

When a suspected unhealthy message is detected, China Mobile will temporarily suspend the message function of the user and wait for the evaluation from police authorities, it said.