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A new bill in South Carolina would make it illegal for anyone in the state to sell a computer, tablet, or smartphone without a porn filter. But the bill's sponsors aren't entirely unreasonable men. You can petition to buy a computer without a porn filter — but it will cost Americans $US20.
The anti-porn bill, called the Human Trafficking Prevention Act, was pre-filed before the Christmas break and will be considered when the South Carolina legislature returns to session next month. Why is it called the Human Trafficking Prevention Act? Because those $US20 fees would go toward funding anti-trafficking efforts.
The bill is co-sponsored by Representative Bill Chumley, who told the local news site GoUpstate, "If an end user buys an apparatus, a computer, and they want access to that, they would have to pay to have that filter removed."
But South Carolina isn't entirely unreasonable. You can petition to buy a computer without a porn filter — but it will cost Americans $US20.
originally posted by: cuckooold
Not sure what to think about this one.
There are a couple of caveats to accessing your favourite porn. One must verify they are 18 or older
and also acknowledge receipt of a written warning about the potential dangers of disabling the blocker.
originally posted by: reldra
a reply to: cuckooold
I doubt it will happen. It's to gain political points in a conservative state. But, yet another example of the right trying to peek into people's windows.