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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: 4, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2016, @11:46AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2016, @11:46AM (#443701)

    And this, dear readers, is the outcome when one elects religious zealots to political office.

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  • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Tuesday December 20 2016, @12:46PM

    by Phoenix666 (552) on Tuesday December 20 2016, @12:46PM (#443728) Journal

    I suppose you're referring to Pence, but Trump never struck me as such. The latter is who people voted for, not the former. I rather suspect that Pence will be stuffed in a closet quickly and forgotten, as most vice presidents historically have been.

    There may be other excesses coming out of this administration, but religious zealotry is not one I'd bet on.

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    • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2016, @07:09PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2016, @07:09PM (#443981)

      I suppose you're referring to Pence,

      Given that this was proposed by a South Carolina politician, why would you jump to "Pence" instead of the blindingly obvious outcome of referring to the South Carolina politician himself?

      I.e., the "politician" being referred to as a "religious zealot" is the South Carolina religious zealot politician that proposed this thing

  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2016, @12:53PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2016, @12:53PM (#443734)

    If they are going to filter porn and prostitution, they should also filter all religious stuff as well since that is the main source of child molestation.

    • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2016, @01:34PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2016, @01:34PM (#443752)

      +1 Agree. We should ban all religions as that is the how terrorisum starts

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2016, @07:09PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2016, @07:09PM (#443979)

      they should also filter all religious stuff as well since that is the main source of child molestation

      Found the Catholic!

      • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Tuesday December 20 2016, @08:11PM

        by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday December 20 2016, @08:11PM (#444008) Journal

        No, you didn't. No Catholic would admit to it. You maaaay have found the Lutheran though...

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