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David Cameron goes to war on Porn on TV

Post  Panda on Sun 21 Jul - 11:53

David Cameron: Web firms have a 'moral duty' to wipe out indecent images
David Cameron is to warn internet companies that they have a “moral duty” to reduce the accessibility of child pornography, threatening legislation if firms do not act.

Mr Cameron is to call for search engines to display strong warnings if users are close to viewing illegal images Photo: AFP
By Robert Watts
8:58PM BST 20 Jul 2013
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The Prime Minister is to call for Google, Yahoo and other search engines to display strong warnings if computer users are close to viewing illegal images.

Although some of these “splash pages” already exist, Mr Cameron wants these messages to tell visitors that they risk losing their job or access to their own children if they look at such material.

One senior government source said: “These are companies that pride themselves on innovation and creativity.

“If it does not take this seriously then legislation may be the only option for the government.”

Downing Street had wanted internet service providers (ISPs) to introduce “default on” filters that would oblige home owners to opt in to receive violent or sexually graphic material.

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However, ISPs argue that this would encourage complacency among parents and foster a culture of censorship.

The Government’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) has published research that suggests more than half of those who view child abuse images go on to commit abuse themselves.

Last month Google announced that it was giving £1 million to the internet Watch Foundation, which trawls the web for and reports offensive images.

However, the company says it is not responsible for policing the internet

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