April 02, 2014

Who wants the Family Filter?

Not many, according to the poll I ran on this blog in March. The poll had the largest vote I've had on this blog - 716 were good enough to vote - and 637 (88%) said they wouldn't be signing up for the Prime Minister's inspired mandating of his family values crusade to UK ISPs. Just 47 said they would be signing up.
Of course, much will depend on how the question is phrased when we're asked; if it's "Sign this if you think children accessing pornography is a bad thing" then most will sign not really appreciating that the Family Filter is a nonsense,  a clumsy, ill-conceived and ultimately false security measure being foisted upon us all. I hope Virgin Media will phrase the question appropriately.

6 comments:

a2b34da6-ba8e-11e3-9d3c-000f20980440 said...

I've slowly gone off this forum, it seems to have precious little to do with either tivo or netflix lately, but is instead turn into one man's fight for his right to watch porn.

Nialli said...

Three posts on the Family Filter is hardly OTT. And it's not about porn - look beyond the Daily Mail headlines. And, for the record, I don't watch porn.

Unknown said...

Precious little to do with netflix or tivo? Out of ten posts on the front page only 2 could be argued as not being related to either. I'd say this blog has precious little to do with stuff not related to tivo or netflix by that ratio.

NickJ said...

What on earth are you talking about? If you don't like this page then don't visit it...

Tom Chiverton said...

If only the government trusted people to make an informed choice (like the choice to read here or not).
Sadly your internet connection *will be censored* (of sites which may or may not be porn, with sites that are (or not) porn still being shown) unless you act.

Unknown said...

I agree, let's lay off the Daily Mail reactionary reaction to the Family Filter and look at our rights which the Tory government are intent in removing. Burning books next? Please read up on the effects of Family Filter before accusing Niall of being into porn!!