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The government of Iceland wants to ban porn from the Internet

Posted By Enrique Manalang On February 18, 2013 @ 12:55 AM In World Wide Web | 17 Comments

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Iceland is joining South Korea in the war against Internet porn [2]. Following a recent ban on strip clubs, the government of Iceland is now targeting banning porn from their country’s Internet completely.

“If we can send a man to the moon, we must be able to tackle porn on the internet,” says Halla Gunnarsdóttir, the political advisor to Iceland’s Interior Minister. “It is anti-violence because young children are seeing porn and acting it out. That is where we draw the line. This material is blurring the boundaries for young people about what is right and wrong,” she adds.

Interestingly, they don’t believe that parents can’t be responsible for shielding their children from things like porn because they  “cannot be with their children all the time and the porn industry actively tries to seek children out.” As Gizmodo notes, apparently there’s global porn conspiracy to corrupt children. With all due respect to Halla Gunnarsdóttir, I’m pretty sure children aren’t the target market.

Some of their proposed ideas to block access porn so far are to block porn IP addresses, and make it illegal to use Icelandic credit cards to access pornographic websites.

Is this the right way to go about it? Or should parents be left responsible, not the government? Let us know in the comments [3]!

[via Gizmodo [4], image via JasonParis [5]]


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