Whom does porn harass?

January 22, 2017

Whom does porn harass? Governments carry on struggle with sexual online content regarding as a policy and technology dispute. The latest step has come from the Philippines containing imposition of a prohibition on some porn websites. The Philippine government has been guided by the need of disposing child abuse images meanwhile limiting a number of the largest adult porn websites, such as PornHub, Xvideos and Red Tube. All local ISPs are now forced to restrict certain sites with improper content.

As practice shows, the tendency of adopting porn censorship gains popularity catching new regions in Africa, Asia and Europe. On top of that, governments fine trespassers and even threaten an imprisonment by collecting sexual material.

Except for ISPs’ new responsibilities, some countries, such as the UK and Israel, have introduced home traffic filtering. In such a manner, inappropriate content can be blocked, if desired, therefore securing the net for children.

Nevertheless, there are some pending but extremely important questions. How to verify viewers’ age online to sort under ages? And how to track newly designed porn sites in order to ban them? On top of that, governments face the problem of VPN technology utilization which guarantees direct access to all geo-restricted content. It’s an open secret that subscribing for a decent VPN service, netizens from any part of the world are able to stream any content they want regardless of the real geographical location.

Consequently, governments need to block proxy services at first and install strong firewalls in the local network. Only then, efforts thrown at online content restricting will be compensated and provide the intended effect.

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