Internet bulletin board site 2 channel refused to remove 90% of illegal posts between January and June despite a National Police Agency request to do so.
The monitoring agency working with the police, the Internet Hotline Center (IHC), reported 162 messages of an illegal nature, NTV reported Friday. However, the site operator removed only 16 messages. According to the IHC, most of the illegal messages involved the sale of illegal drugs, as well as porn and a bank account info.
An NPA spokesman was quoted as saying: "There are still too many remaining cases, so we are strongly requesting that the site take action."
The 2 channel site, which was launched in 1999, frequently runs afoul of the law and has had numerous lawsuits filed against it over the years regarding malicious and illegal content.© Japan Today