Anti-porn politician’s website blocked by porn filters she advocated

UK Porn Filter Controversy

As was predicted by just about everyone, the United Kingdom’s initiative to get U.K. ISPs to add default pornography filters has been a complete and utter disaster so far. Not only have the filters been blocking access to pornographic content but they’ve also been blocking access to health information websites and charity websites among other unintended targets.

There is some justice to come out of all this, however: The Independent reports that the filters have also blocked access to the website of Conservative MP Claire Perry, who has been one of the leading crusaders for implementing porn filters in the U.K. It seems that Perry’s website contained information on her assorted anti-pornography campaigns, which was apparently enough to get her site caught in the porn filter dragnet.

Although many Britons will be happy to see the government scrap its porn filter plans, we can also imagine them petitioning to keep the block on Perry’s website upheld for the foreseeable future.

Via:
Forbes
Source:
The Independent
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