HONG KONG—Citizens in Hong Kong want the government to rein in internet porn, a new poll suggests.
According to The Standard, the survey was conducted through Hong Kong University for a consultants' report commissioned by the government on the Control of Obscene and Indecent Articles Ordinance.
Of 1,500 people questioned, three-quarters said they want the internet monitored and greater restrictions imposed as well as penalties for violations.
Less than 10 percent of respondents said the Obscene Articles Tribunal wasn't doing its job properly, while 40 percent want to see the agency shut down, instead establishing classification parameters.
Some 60 percent said they support the creation of a new independent system, replacing adjudicators with jurors.
One Hong Kong politician, Priscilla Leung Mei-fun, told The Standard she doesn't understand why anyone would protest regulation.
"Online activities should be supervised like the real-world activities," she said.