Beijing: Chinese authorities have shut down 535 microblog accounts over the past week alleging that they were disseminating pornographic and lewd content.

Some individuals were found to have used their microblog accounts to distribute video clips, pictures, text and links related to topics such as "one-night stands," "flirtatious vself-shots and candid images" and "teen prostitution,” the State Internet Information Office (SIIO) said on Wednesday.

"These acts violated the law and have had a bad influence on the public in terms of perverting social morals and disrupting order on the Internet," it said.

The SIIO said public security authorities have begun criminal investigations on some of the accounts' owners.

(Agencies)

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