Webmasters caught uploading porn

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Internet police of Vietnam have arrested three webmasters for adding explicit sexual content to their film screening website to attract more viewers.

The website has now been shut down.

The number of visitors to the site increased from 3,000-4,000 to 150,000 with more than one million page views a day after the pornograpic content was added.

The website's advertising director told police from the Ministry of Public Security that he designed the site in late 2008 to screen films for free and earn money from advertisments.

Two others joined him two months later. All three of them college graduates.

In early 2009, the number of visitors to the site dropped, making it unattractive to advertisers. The directors decided to launch a new porn category and as a result, the website became the 81st most visited in Vietnam, the man said.

The three webmasters earned around VND20-30 million (US$1,026-1,540) a month each, police said.

One of them also opened another website loading porn films and stories to earn on advertisements.

Their names have not been made public. Police are investigating the case further.

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