The UK porn filter is a sham

I’m reblogging this because I helped out in writing the post.

Aleph's Heretical Domain

The porn filter appears to be in effect, but my brother and I do not notice its supposed effect on our computers. The filter seems to mainly be in effect in major broadband providers such as BT and 02 (who do a lot of the overblocking that has become infamous in the UK), and it came to my attention that barely any porn is blocked.

My brother had heard that the Labour Party’s official website had been blocked by the filters, but when he wanted to see for himself he found that the website was easily accessible and not blocked at all. We also doubt that pornographic websites are blocked either. My brother visited various websites and found they weren’t actually blocked on his computer. I myself don’t notice much change when it comes to search terms on Google and Bing. In fact, to my understanding, broadband providers are hardly…

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