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Indonesian government closes more than 1m porn sites

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Mike Shaw

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Adult / July 20th 2012 at 3:18PM

And it has even more in the crosshairs.

After successfully getting RIM to shut off all mobile porn last year, the Indonesian government has now shut more than 1m pornographic websites in preparation for Ramadan.

Indonesia's communications and information minister Tifatul Sembiring said: "We will block more porn sites during Ramadan, though that doesn't mean that we will allow such sites to operate during the rest of the year."

Ramadan began in Indonesia yesterday and lasts for one month. This country has one of the world's most populous Islamic populations and is known for being intolerant of pornography.

Minister Sembiring told the Times of India that roughly 2 billion porn sites exist and that all of the sites the government has now closed were being run from other countries.