posted on Aug, 4 2008 @ 01:12 AM
The Committee has called for a 9pm watershed with postings containing sex, bad language or violence to be blocked before this time. It also wants the
introduction of a ‘one-click’ facility that will let people report clips and websites containing images of abuse directly to the police.
It wants to see an industry body set up to police social networking websites and adjudicate on complaints. However it short of calling for this to be
a statutory body, arguing that its effectiveness would be limited as so many sites are based overseas.
Finally, our beloved government is going to protect us from those "bad sites". I wonder, will infowars.com and ATS qualify as the "dark side" of the
internet? Will only "politically correct" sites will remain on the web? And is excercising freedom of speech "politically correct"...?
“We need urgently to find a consensus about the standards of the future, standards to help navigate this vast and rapidly evolving world if we
are to protect young people,” said Mr Burnham.
Again, the first incremental step to internet censorship will involve porn, violence, and sex. The second will involve "political correctness";
silencing alternative viewpoints (global warming, anti-semitism, war on terror, mainstream media, etc.)
But then, the government loves you, the government cares for you, the government protects you, there is no conspiracy, go back to sleep.
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