U.K. government creates a website whitelist for its porn filters

Back in December, some overzealous pornography filters in the UK that were meant to keep kids from seeing pornographic materials were flagging some legitimate and non-porn related sites. Specifically, the filters were blocking a number of sites for charities and sex education in the filter. The UK government is trying to unblock these legitimate sites with the creation of a website whitelist. 

Complaints of blocking legitimate websites answered with whitelist The government of the United Kingdom is working to create a whitelist of websites mistakenly blocked by the country’s new adult content filtering system. After complaints about the filter’s flagging of sites relating to health, sex education, and drug issues, the whitelist is hoped to allow access to legitimate websites operated by charities and health organizations in the near future.

Read full article

Comments