August 31, 2012 | Jim Killock

Porn filtering: stop the Daily Mail Nanny State

With less than a week to go before the close of the "adult content" filtering consultation, Open Rights Group is urging people to let the Department for Education know that default blocking would be disastrous.

Jim Killock, Executive Director of the Open Rights Group said:

"We know filters always block the wrong sites. Casual mentions of sex get sites blocked. Health education sites are blocked. Even chat sites, bars and clubs are considered reasonable to block for children.

"So you don't want to induce adults to live with this sort of filtering. But that is what the Daily Mail and Premier Christian Media have convinced the Department of Education to do.

"We need an outbreak of common sense to stop this, before we find the Daily Mail's Nanny State becomes a reality."

The consultation closes next Thursday.

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DfE Consultation page

ORG campaign page