UK Drops Plans for Controversial ‘Porn Blocker’

The UK Government has dropped controversial plans for a ‘porn blocker’ law, BBC News reported.┬áIt was going to introduce stringent age verification checks intended to stop under-18s viewing porn online.

It said the policy, which was initially set to launch in April 2018, would “not be commencing” after repeated delays, and fears it would not work. The so-called porn blocker would have forced commercial porn providers to verify users’ ages, or face a UK ban. Digital Secretary Nicky Morgan said other measures would be deployed to achieve the same objectives. The government first mooted the idea of a porn blocker in 2015, with the aim of stopping youngsters “stumbling across” inappropriate content.

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One thought on “UK Drops Plans for Controversial ‘Porn Blocker’

  • I hate to say we told you so but…

    When this was first Proposed a lot of us in the tech world said it was just not going to work, it was going to be unwieldy, was just a waste of time and money And after a couple of years of working on it they found out.

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