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UK Porn Ban: Prime Minister Declares War on Adult Content

David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the UK, has announced today that he plans to crack down on internet pornography and focus on making the internet a safer place for children and families. In his speech delivered today, Cameron made it very clear that he is passionate about his crusade against sexually illicit material, particularly pornography that involves children or rape.

Cameron’s plans for a more child-friendly internet experience include deals with four of the largest internet providers in England; regulations include “family-friendly filters” that would automatically block pornography and other adult material in millions of people’s homes, filtering material from all land lines, WiFi connected devices, and even in public areas where children are likely to be present. Families and individuals would have the ability to opt out of the filters; they would simply need to check a box on a form or inform their internet provider that they wish to have pornography unfiltered and available.

Other measures include stricter video restrictions and laws, pressure for search engines to offer more tools for barring content, and an increase in the legal action and monitoring abilities available to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre and police when searching for sources of illegal material and in tracking down pedophiles. Cameron also called for the immediate blacklisting of certain “horrific” terms, meaning that they would not show any results when searched on Google or Bing.

The crack down against pornography is not purely Puritanical, however; much of the action aims to reduce violence against women and children (an unfortunate theme mixed in with much adult content), as well as children’s access to legal, but none the less graphic images meant for adult eyes. Cameron wants to make pornography depicting rape illegal, as is the case in Scotland. He also claims that his crusade for “family-friendly WiFi” and increased filtration is to stop the “corroding of childhood” that free access to pornography has allowed for.

Concerns have been raised by many people from all walks of life, ranging from politicians to internet commentators to your everyday Jane and John Doe.

http://www.webpronews.com/uk-porn-ban-prime-minister-declares-war-on-adult-content-2013-07

Unfortunately, repression leads to more violence and abuse, not less.

Contrary to what many people believe, recent research shows that moderate pornography consumption does not make users more aggressive, promote sexism or harm relationships. If anything, some researchers suggest, exposure to pornography might make some people less likely to commit sexual crimes. … http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-sunny-side-of-smut

If he really wants to help, he should get behind nationwide meditation and self-improvement workshops.

2 comments on “UK Porn Ban: Prime Minister Declares War on Adult Content

  1. oliverthered
    July 23, 2013

    horrific terms like
    ‘fucking tory cunts raped my civil liberties since I was a child’

  2. oliverthered
    July 23, 2013

    yes camaroon said it was an issue of morality aka he had no logic to back his cusade up with and is just doing it to win votes at the next election. not that anyone votes.

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