China launches campaign to cleanse web of terror content

June 21, 2014 4:26 AM

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China launches campaign to cleanse web of terror content

BEIJING (Reuters) - China began a campaign on Friday to purge the Internet of content it says promotes terror and violence, enlisting the aid of major websites, state media said, as the country moves to damp violence in its restive far west.

The Xinjiang region is the traditional home of Muslim Uighurs who speak a Turkic language, and China has blamed a series of attacks on Islamist separatists it says seek to establish an independent state there called East Turkestan.

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