Israel blocks online porn to curb its 'damaging influence' on society

Israel blocks online porn to curb its 'damaging influence' on society

Government ministers in Israel have approved a bill that will force internet service providers operating in the region to censor "offensive" websites – including pornography – by default in an attempt to curb the "damaging influence" of such content to underage web users.

Under the current law, internet providers are required to provide content-filtering systems, much like those used by firms in the UK, that customers can turn on without charge. However, the legal changes would flip the switch to require users to instead opt-out of such a system.

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