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Beijing, July 23 : China has launched a campaign to clamp down on pornography circulated on smart phone applications. The ministry of industry and information technology will step up supervision over telecommunication service providers, application creators and online app stores in the course of the campaign that was launched Tuesday, Xinhua reported. Also Read - Afghanistan Should Not Become Threat To Neighbouring Countries: PM Modi at 13th BRICS Summit

It will set up a system that can verify the identity of app creators as well as monitor and dispose of pornographic information. The ministry will also encourage the reporting of porn-related applications, create a blacklist of such apps and ban them from accessing the internet. Also Read - China Develops Prototype Drone For Future Mars Missions

Smart phones have overtaken computers as the most popular way to access the internet in China. However, fast growing mobile internet has become a new channel to circulate pornographic information.