The UK government will soon have the power to block any website that doesn’t properly verify your age with a piece of private, personally identifiable information such as your social media account, credit card number, or name and address. While the law, the Digital Economy Bill, is slated towards stopping underage eyes from viewing pornographic material, onlookers fear that age verification will be an excuse for the government to block any sites they have an issue with. Many sites have certain sections that are a mecca for pornographic content while the site itself might not be “adult content.” A prime example of this is none other than Reddit. Under the current Digital Economy Bill, it is possible that Reddit could be blocked by British ISPs if they don’t properly wall off their NSFW subreddits.
Such decisions would officially fall to the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), who will be able …
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