一位不愿透露姓名的网购平台工作人员告诉澎湃新闻，目前各大网购平台上的商家数量非常多，难免会有一些漏网之鱼。这些商家善于伪装，商品标题十分隐晦，若不仔细调查，很难看出是在销售违禁商品。不过，这位工作人员也告诉澎湃新闻，目前各大网购平台对售卖淫秽物品等违禁商品的打击力度非常大，只要接到消费者反馈或日常排查核实后，均会严厉查处。A survey by thepaper.cn found that pornographic images are sold on many online shopping platforms.
Merchants openly sell pornographic images under the banner of “music” and “photo”.
Mr. Wang said that in May this year, when he was shopping on pinduoduo’s platform, he accidentally found some merchants selling products such as celebrity photos, car music, movies and videos, and the product titles and promotional pictures were suspected of playing a “scrubbing ball”. Out of curiosity, Mr. Wang clicked on the links to these goods.
The relevant pictures provided by Mr. Wang show that these products under the banner of “music, photos and videos” are often exposed and full of sexual hints.
Mr. Wang contacted the merchants privately through the platform to ask for details of the products, and some of them indirectly admitted that the products were pornographic images.
According to the chat transcript provided by Mr. Wang, the merchants admitted that the products they sold were pornographic images and said they would match the content for consumers, with a capacity of 64 gigabytes, stored in a flash drive and sold in the form of a flash drive. Later, Mr. Wang asked the merchant if he had an image of a porn actor, and the merchant said he could provide it.
The merchant admitted that the goods sold were pornographic images. Pictures of this article are provided by the interviewees
Subsequently, Mr. Wang contacted Pinduoduo online customer service to reflect the matter, and the platform said it would severely crack down on merchants selling contraband. But in the end, the matter was not dealt with effectively.
Mr. Wang said that there are not a small number of businesses selling pornographic images on pinduoduo’s platform. “these merchants sell a lot of pornographic images, which is a serious illegal act.” If children accidentally buy these prohibited goods, it will cause great harm. I hope to expose this phenomenon and severely crack down on these illegal businesses. ”
Pornographic images are sold on multiple platforms, and employees say it is difficult to supervise
Thepaper.cn contacted the pinduoduo platform, and the relevant official said that the platform has investigated and dealt with relevant merchandise, and pinduoduo firmly does not allow merchants to sell prohibited goods on the platform.
A survey by thepaper.cn found that pornographic images are also sold on Taobao, with some merchants even selling banned products under the name of “learning materials.” There are a wide variety of pornographic products sold, not only pornographic images, but also pornographic App.
A reporter from thepaper.cn talked privately about one of the businesses selling pornographic App. The businessman said that providing an App download address is free, but you need to open a member and pay a membership fee of 23 yuan a month, or you can spend 108 yuan to buy a permanent member. There are also some merchants who say they can provide porn App for free forever.
Through chatting with relevant businesses, reporters found that they are very vigilant and often do not communicate product details with consumers on the platform, but sell obscene goods by adding Wechat private chat. Merchants’ private chat with consumers on Taobao platform will be withdrawn immediately after confirming that the other party sees it.
Taobao merchants are very careful to confirm that the other side will withdraw the news after seeing it.
A staff member of the online shopping platform, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told thepaper.cn that the number of merchants on the major online shopping platforms is very large, and it is inevitable that some of them will slip through the net. These merchants are good at camouflage, the title of the goods is very obscure, if not carefully investigated, it is difficult to see that they are selling prohibited goods. However, the staff member also told thepaper.cn that at present, major online shopping platforms have made great efforts to crack down on the sale of obscene articles and other prohibited goods, and will strictly investigate and deal with them as long as they receive feedback from consumers or daily inspection and verification.