But the idea comes not from conservative Lynchburg or Provo but from liberal Iceland — that’s right, Iceland — a European social welfare state with fewer than 400,000 residents living on a volcanic island in the North Atlantic. Tiny Iceland has a big problem — violent, hardcore internet pornography, which officials say endangers women and children. That’s why some officials want to block access to it.Read the rest.
“We have to be able to discuss a ban on violent pornography, which we all agree has a very harmful effects on young people and can have a clear link to incidences of violent crime,” says Iceland’s interior minister. He’s drafting a law to end access to online pornographic images and videos by young people through computers, games, and smartphones.
The aim is to install a filter to keep the hurtful material, which is already banned in print form, off Iceland’s computers. As one political adviser to told the Daily Mail, “Surely if we can send a man to the moon, we must be able to tackle porn on the internet.”
Friday, March 08, 2013