A college student in China who said his studies suffered after he discovered Internet porn has been awarded 10,000 yuan (1,466 dollars) for helping the government crack down on sexual content online.
The unidentified student at an unnamed college in northern Shanxi province reported 32 websites that contained pornography, winning a nationwide contest that has encouraged web-surfers to hunt down porn, state media said Monday.
"In the past, when I was in middle school, I used to get grades that were good enough to enter a really good university," the Beijing News quoted the young man as saying.
"It is because of the influence of pornography on the Internet that I was only able to go to junior college," said the student.
Officials(note by Emily: the Anti-pornography Office, or known as the "Sao Huang Da Fei/Sweep-up-the-Dirty-and-Beat-down-the-Improper Office" have offered rewards to Internet users who report pornographic websites.
In the first month of the effort, nearly 62,000 websites were reported, the paper said -- an indication that a hefty number of web users were on the lookout for porn.
The winning student's porn-spotting ability had also won him monetary awards from local Internet censors in the cities of Beijing and Tianjin, as well as Hebei and Hainan provinces, it added.
So anyone who wants to make some easy money, call the national hotline of the SHDF Office at: 12390 or 010-65212870 or 010-65212787, or visit www.shdf.gov.cn
This might sound a little ungraceful... But hey! 10,000 yuan!
P.S. I'm not sure if I'm violating the rule #2 "Do not discuss sensitive issues related to this country". I simply think this is funny. But if I somehow did violate it, Pete feel free to delete this thread any time you want! =)