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Sites that don't have inappropriate content are being filtered now

Back in December, we mentioned that some overzealous pornography filters in the UK that were meant to keep kids from seeing pornographic materials were flagging some legitimate and non-porn related sites. Specifically, the filters were blocking a number of sites for charities and sex education in the filter.
 
The UK government is trying to unblock these legitimate sites with the creation of a website whitelist. Many of the sites on the list are run by charities that want to educate kids about health, sex, and drug addiction.
 
The government wants to set up a system that will let any website that thinks it is being blocked wrongly to tell the ISP their story and perhaps be added to the whitelist.

 
"Research suggests the amount of inadvertent blocking is low," said David Miles, who chairs the working group on over-blocking for the government's UK Council for Child Internet Safety.
 
Miles has been working with research on accidental blocking by the filters and visiting the charities to determine how to get the filters to block pornographic material without blocking the legitimate sites.
 
The list will be shared with ISPs that run the network level filters to ensure these sites are viewable. 

Source: BBC



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rape??
By Iketh on 2/1/2014 2:16:00 PM , Rating: 2
Just curious if blocking porn sites could increase rape cases... does the UK have more rape crime than other regions?




RE: rape??
By lagomorpha on 2/1/2014 4:58:04 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
does the UK have more rape crime than other regions?


http://www.nationmaster.com/compare/United-Kingdom...

The UK is 6th in the world in portion of rape victims behind New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, Finland, and Australia. British women are 2.25 times as likely to have been raped when compared to American women.

I don't know of any studies that have shown a causality between porn availability and rape that's been adjusted for culture off the top of my head though.


RE: rape??
By Reclaimer77 on 2/1/2014 9:11:25 PM , Rating: 2
This doesn't surprise me. America gets a lot of press because of gun crimes, but the UK has been among the world leaders in total violent crimes for a while.

However I seriously doubt anyone has committed rape because he couldn't get off to porno...


RE: rape??
By lagomorpha on 2/2/2014 8:02:49 AM , Rating: 2
There is a strong correlation between societies that reject sexuality and high amounts of rape, for example pretty much all the rape going on in Sweden is done by Muslim immigrants. But that's likely to be more from sexually repressed societies cause both porn bans and rape than either of the later factors leading to the other.


RE: rape??
By Reclaimer77 on 2/2/2014 10:46:53 AM , Rating: 2
No what I meant was you can still get sexual release WITHOUT porn. You don't need porn to masturbate, for example. Muslim's commit rape because they deny themselves any form of sexual release.

Plus their "holy" book says it's okay to rape people who aren't Muslim, but I digress.


RE: rape??
By Lerianis on 2/3/2014 12:55:56 AM , Rating: 2
Newsflash: Read a copy of the Old Testament. Christianity's has that SAME permission.


RE: rape??
By Reclaimer77 on 2/3/2014 11:13:53 AM , Rating: 2
From what I understand about Christianity, nobody actually practices anything from the Old Testament. It's almost like it doesn't even count. Modern Christian religions focus exclusively on the New Testament and the teachings of Jesus Christ. Especially Catholicism.

Today in 2014 Muslims are still killing, raping, and beheading people based on their religions teachings.

Kind of a big difference don't you think?


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