The majority of Britons don’t know the UK is blocking porn for users under 18 next month

The following month, the UK will release controversial "porn" blocks to block access to online pornography for young people under 18. But new research shows that most British civil laws are on the way.

According to YouGov's survey, 76% of Britons do not realize that blocking pornography is due in April. Of course, those who say they have never seen porn are most likely to be in the dark. (85% of the group said they did not know about the law.) However, awareness is also low among the most frequent porn professionals (those who say they see porn on "weeks or days"). Half of the group (47%) said they knew about legislation.

Even though they heard about the law, most were favors. According to the survey, two-thirds (67%) of the general public support the law. However, only one-third (34%) of the respondents thought it was effective.


the majority of britons dont know the uk is blocking porn for users under 18 next month

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Experts are clearly related to the experts who predict the problem.

This policy, which has been active since 2017, has been widely criticized by various scholars, pornography, and Internet rights advocates. They say that not only is the law effective, but it will also create new privacy issues, hand over regulatory powers to large porn companies, and drive children to dangerous sites.

All adult sites in the UK must verify that visitors are 18 years of age or older. These checks are performed by verifying your credit card, driver's license or passport through several systems. The biggest of these is AgeID, a new project run by MindGeek, the world's largest porn site owner, including Pornhub and YouPorn. Or an individual can purchase a porno pass at a local store for £ 4.99 ($ ​​6.60) and see the age of the customer as they would when buying alcohol.

Porn sites that do not age check this bill does not cover social media sites like Reddit and Twitter that host adult content. Internet users in the United Kingdom can also explore blocks using a virtual private network or a VPN (a service that redirects Internet traffic elsewhere on the Internet).

"The policy is completely hollow." Jim Killock, Managing Director British Open Rights Group told The Verge last year . "It exercises too much power in the hands of the company, especially if they provide incentives for young people to explore these controls."

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