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posted on Nov, 15 2006 @ 01:08 PM
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According to recent study of the American Ministry of Justsice, 1% of all web pages contain explicit sexual material. This research is based on information which Google search was forced to give to the American government.
 



www.itweek.co.uk
A study by Philip B. Stark, a professor of statistics at the University of California, Berkeley, has found that pornography accounts for just one per cent of all web pages.

The study was carried out after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) took the US government to court over the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

The US Department of Justice commissioned the study as part of its attempt to get the Supreme Court to accept restrictions on internet use.

"One of the things we think came out of the government's study is that the chance of running into graphic content on the web when filters are on is extremely low,'' Catherine Crump, staff attorney at the ACLU, told the San José Mercury News, which obtained a copy of the report.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Well it may be that just 1% of all web pages are porn, but how much of the data on Internet is porn?

[edit on 15/11/2006 by rai76]

[edit on 11/15/2006 by Gools]




posted on Nov, 16 2006 @ 12:20 PM
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www.itweek.co.uk...

If only one percent of the the internet has explicit sexual material, why is this such an issue? There are filters that parents can purchase for their children that filter this out.

Why does it need Google to release it's records. Why is the U.S. Government so obsessed with gaining these search records?

There is something else going on here...



posted on Nov, 16 2006 @ 12:28 PM
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1%? That's it?

Wow..

Yeah, like stoptheaglets said..why is it such a big deal then?

I say if you're around age 16 and up..you're mature enough to view such things..

If you're under that..it's up to the parents. Nobody blames parents. It's all the website creators fault. The parents need to have some responsibility at some point. These people have the right to publish these types of websites if they choose to do so. The parents, as parents, are obligated to protect their children. So, having said that, who's doing the wrong thing here? The parents.



posted on Nov, 16 2006 @ 12:35 PM
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more than 1% of the people I see on the street wear pornographic clothing. How could you ever take your child to the beach? Those poor children, they saw a vagina, penis, or breast. How will they ever be able to cope?

THe whole study is flawed because it relies on the premise that nakedness, and love making are taboo. IMO



posted on Nov, 16 2006 @ 12:38 PM
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Only 1% of the internet websites, maybe, but I bet it makes up a larger percentage of the bandwidth used. Heh heh

I am a -firm- believer in Parental Responsibility. The webmaster aren't the ones giving the children unsupervised access to the internet. They aren't the ones buying the computers, they aren't the ones paying the net bills. Parents are using the internet as a babysitter and then complain when it isn't a safe haven.



posted on Nov, 16 2006 @ 12:43 PM
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Originally posted by rai76
According to recent study of the American Ministry of Justsice, 1% of all web pages contain explicit sexual material.

Thats all?
I'd've thought it was much more than that.


Well it may be that just 1% of all web pages are porn, but how much of the data on Internet is porn?

Who cares?


stoptheaglets
There is something else going on here...

Its nothing more than a bunch of prudes that have attained high office in the US. Americans just can't deal with porn, it drives them nuts. In europe, there is nudity on regular TV. In the US, its shunned. We force sex out of the public arena, and yet, promote violence in it. You can easily watch a show where people are getting blown up, but not one where they're getting...er, nevermind.



posted on Nov, 16 2006 @ 12:47 PM
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Originally posted by HankMcCoy
Only 1% of the internet websites, maybe, but I bet it makes up a larger percentage of the bandwidth used. Heh heh


Well, that's a different story. I don't think the amount of bandwidth that's being used is an issue though.


I am a -firm- believer in Parental Responsibility. The webmaster aren't the ones giving the children unsupervised access to the internet. They aren't the ones buying the computers, they aren't the ones paying the net bills. Parents are using the internet as a babysitter and then complain when it isn't a safe haven.


Exactly



posted on Nov, 16 2006 @ 12:52 PM
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Originally posted by Nygdan
We force sex out of the public arena, and yet, promote violence in it. You can easily watch a show where people are getting blown up, but not one where they're getting...er, nevermind.




Good point..


I don't have a problem with sexual content being on regular tv. Again, it's up to the parents. How many channels are there? There's plenty of other viewing options. Violent shows and movies on tv give a warning for parental supervision, as do most pornographic or violent websites. Legally, that's all they're obligated to do. It becomes a parent's responsibility at that point. Blame the parents, not the website authors and show/movie producers.



posted on Nov, 16 2006 @ 12:55 PM
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I stumbled upon one a while back called www.jesusisgod.com....it was the official website of this this extra-ordinarily endowed gay Latino man by the name of Jesus.
It was absurd. Madonna could have learned a thing or two about cheesy from this site.



I just checked and it has been removed (or renamed) and is now someone's blog...It was much better the other way, this dude is way too serious


[edit on 16-11-2006 by grover]



posted on Nov, 16 2006 @ 01:04 PM
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Originally posted by rai76
According to recent study of the American Ministry of Justsice,


Okay, I know I havent been all that diligent lately, but I'm passingly familiar with significant legislation. When in the heck did we get an "American Ministry of Justice"? Or is that some non-governmental group of American ministers for "justice"? or ???



posted on Nov, 16 2006 @ 01:19 PM
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IN the US its called the Department of Justice. The US uses departments and secretaries for its beuracracy, the british and euros tend to have Ministries, headed by Ministers. The OP was in error calling the Department of Justice the Ministry of Justice.



posted on Nov, 16 2006 @ 02:45 PM
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1%? I don't think that can be correct, I would have thought the number to be MUCH higher. I've heard, not correctly maybe, that it's closer to 60%.



posted on Nov, 16 2006 @ 02:50 PM
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And thankgod for that.....

1% porn, such a little number brings so much happieness!

Who woulda thought...




posted on Nov, 16 2006 @ 02:54 PM
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Okay, 1%; was this the largest chunk of categorized material or what? I mean, I can understand 1% being bad if the next biggest block was, say 0.92% of all sites contain aircraft references or something. What's this 1% in relation to? (quasi-rhetorical--I'm not expecting anyone to really answer that, although it would be nice if someone has access to the report...)

Interestingly, this is about the USDOJ, but the number 1 similar article on the page talks about Brits leading the world in porn downloads. That raises a question for those on the other side of the pond: is internet porn as demonized over there as it is here in the states?



posted on Nov, 16 2006 @ 02:55 PM
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OK, I did a little experiment. On the premis that Google catalogues everything I Googled "Google". 900,000,000 pages. Then I Googled "porn", 85,000,000. So by that, and this is by no means accurate, that makes it at about 10%.



posted on Nov, 16 2006 @ 03:22 PM
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Okay, but a lot of the links that come up with "porn" could be sites that are anti-porn or just discussing in an academic way
porn in general.

I think you owe it to us to examine a significant cross section of those 85,000,000 sites and report back.



posted on Nov, 16 2006 @ 03:27 PM
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Originally posted by DickBinBush

I say if you're around age 16 and up..you're mature enough to view such things..



I take it you're around 16 then huh


Legally it's 18+ or 21+



posted on Nov, 16 2006 @ 03:30 PM
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Originally posted by yeahright
I think you owe it to us to examine a significant cross section of those 85,000,000 sites and report back.


Be careful what you ask for. I Googled "Carrot Top porn" and got 376,000 hit. Do you want to see porn by this guy?


Seriously, there are other words for porn and there are probably many different languages for the same, so I think, while unscientific, it probably shows that it's more than 1%.



posted on Nov, 16 2006 @ 03:47 PM
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Thanks for burning my retinas. You win. To think you'd even think to google "carrot top porn" is ....unthinkable.



posted on Nov, 16 2006 @ 04:00 PM
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I think that guy actually is Carrot Top. He stopped being scrawny years ago, and is now beefed up and still not funny.



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