The UK government moves to unblock websites inadvertently affected by ISP porn filters

The UK government moves to unblock websites inadvertently affected by ISP porn filters

The porn opt-in debate divided opinions and generally caused a stink when UK ISPs revealed plans to ‘protect’ children from adult content on the Web. And many of the initial concerns, vis-à-vis perfectly legitimate sites being inadvertently blocked by filters, have proven to be valid.

Yes, it seems a slew of sites run by charities, designed to educate children and others on the matter of sexual health, have been automatically blocked. And now, the UK government is producing a safe-list of such sites for ISPs to ‘unblock’.

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As the BBC reports, moves are also being made to set up a standard system that lets any website that has been ‘wrongly’ blocked inform ISPs, so they can be added to an approved list.

UK government tackles wrongly-blocked websites

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