Mandatory Porn Age-Checks Set To Be Introduced By Government

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Porn is now more readily accessible than it has ever been before – no matter how old you are – but according to new government claims, that could be about to change.

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According to Culture secretary Sajid Javid, should the Conservatives be re-elected in May, porn sites will all have to comply with age-checks – with an independent regulator being used to perform the checks.

There is no word yet on how the checks on the users would be regulated – but any site that fails to comply would be blocked by the UK’s service providers and also face a fine.

Porn has often been accused of contributing to a distorted view of sex for young people – and with hardcore porn becoming more and more extreme, age-checks can only be a good thing should child welfare charities be believed.

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There are of course others who are concerned this will censor what people can look at on the internet not to mention the time and cost of these measures – and how exactly they would work.

The Conservative Facebook page claimed:

Of course adults should be perfectly free to look at these sites.

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But if websites showing adult content don’t have proper age controls in place – ones that will stop children looking at this kind of material — they should and will be blocked altogether.

When they put it like that, it is hard to disagree!

[via The Verge]

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