David Cameron is going after porn online, while trying to kick a stream uphill

22 July 2013

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Mary Whitehouse David Cameron is going after porn, because porn is, according to our glorious leader, a "corroding" influence. And there's us thinking it was just something to whack-off to when you were bored.

Now, every household in Britain with an internet connection will be obliged to declare whether they want to access grot or not. By the end of next year, you'll have to actively disable smut-filters.

And why is he doing this? He's doing it under the pretense of child sexual abuse.

He says that "extreme pornography" will be outlawed, even that which only features consenting adults. He also says that the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) are going to draw up a blacklist of "abhorrent" internet search terms to identify and prevent paedophiles searching for illegal material.

Of course, he's not actually going to go after the people who MAKE child abuse videos or indeed, try and go after paedophiles. He's just going to shout at Google & Co in the hope that, if it disappears offline, everything will suddenly be better. Sending people who want to rape children into the undergrowth, where they'll be even more difficult to find, doesn't seem like a good idea.

It has been reported that  the prime minister will say: "By the end of this year, when someone sets up a new broadband account the settings to install family-friendly filters will be automatically selected. If you just click 'next' or 'enter', then the filters are automatically on.

"And, in a really big step forward, all the ISPs have rewired their technology so that once your filters are installed, they will cover any device connected to your home internet account. No more hassle of downloading filters for every device, just one-click protection. One click to protect your whole home and keep your children safe.

"Once those filters are installed, it should not be the case that technically literate children can just flick the filters off at the click of a mouse without anyone knowing. So we have agreed with industry that those filters can only be changed by the account holder, who has to be an adult. So an adult has to be engaged in the decisions."

"There are certain types of pornography that can only be described as 'extreme' … that is violent, and that depicts simulated rape. These images normalise sexual violence against women – and they are quite simply poisonous to the young people who see them."

"I have a very clear message for Google, Bing, Yahoo and the rest. You have a duty to act on this – and it is a moral duty. If there are technical obstacles to acting on [search engines], don't just stand by and say nothing can be done; use your great brains to help overcome them."

"You're the people who have worked out how to map almost every inch of the Earth from space; who have developed algorithms that make sense of vast quantities of information. Set your greatest brains to work on this. You are not separate from our society, you are part of our society, and you must play a responsible role in it."

So there you have it. Stop weird stuff from appearing online and that'll fix everything. Not that everyone will easily find a way around this anyway and that, prior to the internet, rape and child abuse existed anyway. Funny how people who want to do illegal things tend to ignore warnings, laws and restrictions and crack on with it anyway...

TOPICS:   Technology   Government

12 comments

  • I f.
    Won't stop the perves, MPs included, banging one out from inside the bushes near schools and parks.
  • Alexis
    What about those weird Japanese AV one where the girl acts like she isn't into it and sort of tries to resist? Are they going to be illegal now? These are the kind of questions the Daily Mail avoids!
  • Mr G.
    Why does expert opinion always appear to be overlooked in favour of some personal, poorly backed up hunch from 1 man.
  • whasitoya
    Can't see it happening. They act like google are the purveyors of child porn! All the illegal stuff is already illegal and blocked. They are going after a scape-goat (porn) in the hope it'll win them votes, when in secret they all watch porn and like it because they are mostly men and all men, gay and straight, like porn!
  • I m.
    That twat who can't spell Tennant's will be mighty pissed off. The fucking Tennant's drinker.
  • haggis
    @Mr Glitter You just very neatly summed up Conservative/Right Wing ideology in one sentence.
  • badger
    @ haggis Yeah because that one-eyed incompetent manic depressive Gordon Brown was a huge success as PM, wasn't he?
  • Gordon B.
    The big problem is that this isn't going to stop kids getting hold of porn, it's just going to force them to find new ways to find that porn. The cheapest (and most talked about on the various forums I've read today) way is to use TOR ... which allows access to all sorts of nasty stuff. Best to let your teenager have access to relatively tame and easy to find porn, rather than them stumbling on some of the seedier parts of the internet's underbelly.
  • fibbingarchie
    I don't think Simon Bates will too happy at having his pic posted for such an article
  • LD
    That'll be the CEOP that had their budget cut by 10% recently - by guess who?
  • Angry R.
    George. Orwell.
  • fibbingarchie
    @ LD I've no idea, what's an ancient egyptian pharaoh got to do with it all?

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