Think of the children!

I’m highly amused that the government are selling the latest bundle of internet censorship as a child protection measure. Apparently all our Internets should be filtered by default because that makes it safer for children. Notice that this is billed as some kind of anti-porn filter, but the actual block is against “harmful content”, which could essentially be “whatever the government wants to block by default.” The reason that we need this seems to be that “Growing numbers of parents do not feel in control of what their families are exposed to online”. Apparently actually watching what your kids are doing and engaging with them so that they don’t need a nannying internet filter is too much effort for the modern family.

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