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posted by n1 on Tuesday December 20 2016, @05:28AM   Printer-friendly
from the sin-tax dept.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/12/south-carolina-will-debate-bill-to-block-porn-on-new-computers/

A South Carolina politician is hoping to stop computer owners in his state from viewing pornography.

State Rep. Bill Chumley, a Republican from Spartanburg, told his hometown newspaper that his Human Trafficking Prevention Act would require manufacturers or sellers of computers or other devices that access the Internet to install digital blocks to prevent the viewing of obscene content. Blocking websites that facilitate prostitution would also be required, he said.

If a purchaser wants the filter lifted, he or she has to pay $20 to have it taken out—provided the person is over the age of 18.

Also at the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.


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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by takyon on Tuesday December 20 2016, @06:01AM

    by takyon (881) <reversethis-{gro ... s} {ta} {noykat}> on Tuesday December 20 2016, @06:01AM (#443573) Journal

    His mistake was naming the bill the "Human Trafficking Prevention Act". If he had named it the "Child Sex Trafficking Prevention Act", only pedophiles could oppose the bill and it would sail through without any challenges.

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