get tough on their subjects by blocking online porn
Politicians of the increasingly ridiculous nanny state across the Atlantic plan to
, and making it available only to those who demand it.
We all know politicians aren’t the brightest bulbs in the fixture... and yet really, censoring the Internet? Are they truly that stupid?
“This is a very serious matter. I think it is very important that it's the ISPs that ome up with solutions to protect children,” UK communications minister Ed Vaizey
told the Sunday Times.
Of course he’s doing this “for the children”. Whenever someone seeks a distasteful level of control over others, it’s always “for the children”. Because who can argue against protecting children?
Back home in Canada, the federal government invited Marc Bissonette to sit at a round table discussion on ISPs and child pornography a couple of years ago. Marc runs the largest ISP comparison site in Canada
“All the people who know anything about the Internet look at this, roll their eyes, and shake their heads,” he said. “The Internet looks at censorship the way it looks at any other networking problem: it isolates the problem and works around it.”