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How Cameron’s plans to block on-line porn could also block political sites

2013, 24 liepos

Pride's Purge

(not satire)

Back in January I wrote a blogpost about how Internet Service Providers such as 3UK and O2 were censoring – flagging or blocking – websites like this one which include political content.

At the time some political commentators dismissed my discovery that political websites were being blocked as just mistakes or ‘over-sensitive filters’.

This is because they completely failed to understand the significance of what I had got the ISP’s to admit – that they had created a new category of websites they were censoring with what they call ‘mature content‘ – not just ‘adult content‘ which would include things like pornography.

Here’s a tweet to me from 3UK admitting the new category of websites they were censoring:

three-uk-blocking-websites

The blogpost was widely shared but – troublingly for me – not by the usual political people who read this blog but by techies who somehow…

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