Friday, March 08, 2013

Ban Internet P*rn... Can They Do That? Iceland Can

John Stonestreet:
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.

“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.”
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