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Claire Perry

United Kingdom Rejects Opt-Out Porn Filter Despite Pleas to Think of the Children

The United Kingdom has, in the past, been notoriously difficult on Internet pornography. There's even a Wikipedia page dedicated to their anti-pornography movement, if that's any indication. A recent campaign sought to automatically block all pornographic content from being accessed by residents of the U.K. unless they explicitly told their ISP they wanted access. That surely wouldn't have been entirely awkward. "Greetings, company that provides my Internet. I would like access to porn, thanks." Thankfully, ministers have rejected this proposed filter.

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