South Korea wants to block nudity and profanity on teenager phones

Jeonju, South Korea

The South Korean government is taking censorship to the next level — for teenagers at least. In an attempt to prevent cyber-bullying, the Ministry of Gender Equality ¬†and Family has plans to install software on teenagers’ phones that will block swear words and “illegal and harmful information.”

The government also plans to continue it’s never-ending war against pornography at the same time by requiring compulsory filtering services by mobile carriers that will block things such as pornography and nudity from being accessed.

I guess there’s a price to pay when you live in the ¬†country considered to have the fastest internet connections in the world.

[via The Verge, image via Emmanuel DYAN]

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