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Porn in Parliament: a problem with people or software?

Charlotte Jee | July 31, 2015
Were there really 250,000 visits to porn sites in Parliament last year?

So it seems likely the vast majority - though admittedly not all - of the 'porn visits' are in fact just the result of overzealous blocking software.

However the FOI does raise one small but important question: are web filters in Parliament stopping people - say, MPs' researchers - from doing their jobs?

"The bit that is worrying is banning things like Urban Dictionary - how is that okay?" Jim Killock, executive director of Open Rights Group, said.

"And also the fact that Parliament won't publish their "banned" sites list - shouldn't we know what MPs are told they shouldn't be reading?"

 

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