Porn blocking? Today's your last chance to stop it

6 September 2012

pornThere's a petition that is trying to block online porn for everyone and today is your last chance to stop it. The government are calling it 'parental internet controls', but we all know what they really mean.

MP Claire Perry has headed to Downing Street to hand in a petition with a 100,000+ names on it, all wanting all adult material blocked online. It was created by a group called SafetyNet and they've been citing some really dodgy stuff to try and stop this supposed menace.

The petition cites cod-statistics from Psychologies magazine, saying "the single largest group of internet pornography consumers is children aged 12-17", which is clearly horseshit. One of the campaigners for this default block has praised the way China conduct their internet business, which shows you that these people are obviously terrific berks.

Of course, these blocks don't ever work properly (look at TalkTalk's HomeSafe system). If you think 'if these blocks don't work, then why worry?', it is worth pointing about that TalkTalk spent £20million on their filtering system. The government would spend much, much more than that if they implement it and that's money coming straight out of your pay packet.

Go and tell the government they're arseholes and fill out the form, found here. No-one really wants that shower to decide what material is suitable for everyone to view.

[PCP]

TOPICS:   Government

16 comments

  • Sicknote
    Porn is online as well - when the fuck was someone going to tell me about this...? I thought it only existed on the top shelf of my local newsagent.
  • PaulS
    I thought you could only find it in the hedgerows near traintracks!
  • lumoruk
    it's okay I got a 6% pay rise last month, I'll let let them ban the porn and take a cut of my pay rise. I'm nice like that.
  • Raggedy
    @lumoruk So what bank do you work for?
  • Shooter M.
    But will politicians still be able to claim the cost of their husbands watching pornos as part of their expenses? That is the vital issue here.
  • blighty
    now what the unemployed going to do for the seven and a half hours between Jeremy kyle and tea ???
  • Zleet
    Sounds like a sly way of exerting control of the internet after the government got shot down over trying to force isp's to spy on us a while back. Internet spying technology? No, this is anti pornography spying technology we're installing. Won't somebody please think of the children, as it isn't like they grow up using computers and can get through any blocks in the time it takes you to google big titties. Wouldn't be long before this practice is used to filter out other things deemed harmful to the public good like pirate sites and wikileaks.
  • Marky M.
    Simon Bates really was awful, wasn't he?
  • Nikey H.
    If this group were serious about it, they would have got the govt. to ban topless babes in magazines and newspapers, as that is more accessible to kids and displayed shamelessly by newsagents. And, then went on to tell the govt. to also ban shagging unless you are 21. Porn on net is kind of controllable, any good parental control software will block it, and most parents have the PC in the living room, so they can see what their kids are upto.
  • Pete
    Links in your article are dead...
  • catweazle
    What Pete said. The government obviously already know they're arseholes, and have pulled the webpage.
  • Dick
    > the single largest group of internet pornography consumers is children aged 12-17 Interesting. They didn't say boys, they said children. So girls are accessing porn too. Hopefully this will mean they learn how to do sex properly like in porn films at an earlier age.
  • The M.
    The URL: Page not found The page you have requested has not been found. This could be because: The page doesn't exist or has been moved The page may have reached its expiry date and has been deleted. The page may be temporarily unavailable You have mistyped the URL I bet there's more wankers than anti-porn idiots
  • Joel
    I think the government is overlooking the important issue on how to revive the struggling economy and focusing on an issue that cannot help the already overburdened working class to cope with the current recession.
  • StackedTimothy
    Claire Perry is obviously a virgin.
  • Wongaporkpies
    What happens if you miss the deadline. Can you write a letter and simply said ' I was unable to access a computer to having a wank?'

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