Anal Conservatives Want Your Porn

Should consenting adults have to ask for David Cameron’s permission to view sex online? Unfortunately it doesn’t matter what your answer to that question is; it seems like the voters have no say in the matter.

Yes, it appears The UK Porn Ban – as it is known overseas – is now becoming a very grim reality. By the end of this year, the coalition government – whether you like it or not – is going to be banning porn for members of the UK. However there is one way you can access pornography: by taking your bowl of gruel and asking for the government’s blessing.

The Conservatives have been busy bullying your internet service provider over the past year into agreeing to the change. David Cameron even came out in an interview stating, ‘these companies have a moral obligation to filter these abhorrent images.’ If these companies don’t stay on board for the new censorship scheme, Cameron has threatened to start renewing legislation to force them to. When asked about what this means for Freedom of Speech and the openly decried censorship laws (such as ACTA) which have been fought furiously by the population, those in favour of the censor have bleated that, ‘it’s all for the children. Think of the children!’ Those in opposition have retaliated, stating that the acts of the few should not have consequences for everyone.

The train doesn’t stop with porn, it seems. Recently OpenRightsGroup.org have slated Cameron’s stance for trying to get people to ‘sleepwalk into censorship.’ Porn will not be the only category you have to uncheck once the new measurements are put into place. Going by TalkTalk’s example, it appears that gaming, dating and social networking sites will all be filtered out by default. The Huffington Post has reported that Tumblr’s Not Safe For Work material will all probably come under the radar as well, limiting the material Tubmlr users can get access to as well, showing that the filter will be very blunt, very widespread, and potentially very damaging for the internet. It appears, however, the Conservatives have been strangely quiet about that.

“Please, sir. Can I have some porn?”

 

[Alex Lamont]

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