9 November 2012, 11:13

Australia to block child porn websites

Australia to block child porn websites

Soon access to 1,400 websites will be blocked by Internet service providers, as the Australian government is going to mandate a filter blocking child pornography and other objectionable Internet content.

“We’ve actually reached an agreement with the industry to block child pornography and we think that is a significant step forward,” Australia’s Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said Friday.

Critics have said the proposed filter would put Australia in the same censorship league as China. Even the US State Department expressed concerns about the proposed regulations.

Voice of Russia, the Washington Post

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