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Proposals to force users to opt-in to access adult content would be "a mistake", Google has said.
Speaking during a debate in Hertfordshire, the company warned against allowing private companies to manage lists of inappropriate websites.
The government is currently consulting with ISPs to determine if such filters should be on by default.
Some ISPs, such as TalkTalk, have already provided an option to filter adult content at a network level.
If the government decides to introduce the blocks, it would mean web users would have to inform their ISPs if they want to view adult content.
the company warned against allowing private companies to manage lists of inappropriate websitesYes, they mean private companies other than themselves!
I agree, it's not a good idea for ISPs to be the filter. Think about it, it could be your site that is blocked, and who are they to decide if it fits into a particular category.
Adult content on the Internet is much too readily available to minors. There must be some sort of controls...
The first option should be about educating the parents.Unfortunately people have been saying this in here for ten years or more. A generation of children have had access to this stuff and it is getting worse instead of better.