The UK’s dangerous attempt at Internet censorship

Source: Students For Liberty
by Tom Harwood

“Theresa May’s Government has set its sights on further alienating an increasingly important young electoral demographic through pursuing prude, moralistic internet regulation that would make us all less safe. By proposing that pornographic websites force users to input their credit card details to verify their age, the Government hopes to keep naughty content the preserve of credit card holding over 18s, from April 2018. Aside from infantilising adults who do not have credit cards, the most obvious fault in this law is that, short of reviving her imperial past and launching mass invasions, the United Kingdom cannot regulate foreign servers. Instead, the Government may try to tell Internet Service Providers to block offending servers if they fail to abide by this new credit card check. This would be a very, very bad move.” (07/25/17)