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Poll: Should Ireland follow the UK's lead in blocking online porn?

Internet providers in the UK will have to automatically block access to porn to protect children.

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THE IRISH SOCIETY for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) is calling on the government to follow a move by the UK and introduce family-friendly filters that would block children’s access to online pornography.

The move, introduced by the Prime Minister David Cameron, will see internet providers automatically blocking access to porn websites unless online users choose to switch them off.

Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, the Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte said he was willing to consider such a move but noted that it is illegal for an EU Member State to compel internet service providers (ISPs) to block material.

Do you think it’s a good idea? Poll: Should Ireland follow the UK’s lead in blocking online porn?


Poll Results:

No (4725)
Not sure (2323)
Yes (1549)



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