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China Announces Internet “Purification” Campaign Ahead of 2022 Olympics and CNY

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) recently announced it would soon implement a "purification" campaign to clean up "illegal online content" in China.

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The CAC, China's top cybersecurity regulator, intends to use the campaign to create a "healthy, happy and peaceful online environment" ahead of Chinese New Year and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games, held on 1 February and 4 February 2022, respectively.

The regulator also aims to correct "the disorder on the Internet" and stop the spread of "unhealthy culture" through the campaign.