Erotic figurines new source of online porn

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The Watch Internet Network (WIN) yesterday said that complaints over pictures of erotic figurines have risen dramatically recently, and that the pictures have become another source of Internet pornography.

Internet pornography was the No. 1 source of complaints about Internet content, accounting for 46 percent of the complaints it received from August last year to the middle of last month, the government-funded agency said.

They were followed by Internet fraud (14.9 percent), computer viruses and telecom services (9.4 percent), inappropriate content (9 percent) and junk mail (7.8 percent).

Complaints about online porn have increased with the popularity of erotic figurines, with the agency receiving 172 complaints of such pictures during the survey period, WIN executive director Huang Wei-wei (黃葳威) said.

“These figurines are based on images of animation or comic book characters who are scantily clad and presented in provocative poses. Parents were concerned that children might be affected by these pictures. We then asked the Internet service provider [ISP] to label these pictures as restricted content,” Huang said.

She said the agency also found that the number of complaints over Facebook content increased from 180 in the previous year of study to 245 this year. Most of the complaints were about pornographic content, fraudulent messages and offensive language.

About 37 percent of the inappropriate content was removed from Facebook following the complaints, WIN said.

Many foreign-based Web sites are filled with improper content, it said. Web sites such YouTube or Facebook are most likely to remove offensive content once they received a complaint, but other ISPs would only remove about 8.9 percent, it said.

The National Communications Commission said that many countries swap lists of Web sites deemed inappropriate for young people to help regulate online content.

Taipei Times

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4 Comments on “Erotic figurines new source of online porn”

  1. bwglynn
    August 26, 2013 at 1:55 am #

    Now is it just possible that you chose this image for the exact same reasons as outlined in NAKED SOUL? Or is this just me trying to impress you?

  2. August 26, 2013 at 4:04 am #

    Why is it so that naked human beings depicted naked showing their bodies or expressing their feelings and deeds are considered to be improper BUT the images of violence, crimes, or war from real life or in video games are totally acceptable?

    • bwglynn
      August 27, 2013 at 5:02 am #

      Because we are fascinated AND hung-up with sex, not just fascinated with murder.

      • August 27, 2013 at 5:49 am #

        Your reply is confused as you are my dear friend. Please re read my comment… Obviously, you are on crack! I forgive you.

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