UK Government Proposes Permanent Record Of Porn Watchers

By Aaron Kesel

The UK government is proposing tracking online users’ porn browsing habits in a move that will make “The Minority Report” and George Orwell’s 1984 look weak as we head into a dystopian surveilled Orwellian society.

1984 wasn’t an instruction manual but governments keep thinking it’s a play-by-play of how to spy on civilians; but this time they may have crossed the line violating users’ privacy rights.

Last summer, the British government passed the Digital Economy Act of 2017, which updated laws and regulations for broadband services. One provision of the bill was designed to prevent underage kids from accessing pornography, requiring visitors to porn sites to provide proof they are over 18 years old mandatory by April 2018.

The British Board of Film and Classification (BBFC), will oversee the implementation of the regulations, but the government will leave this up to the pornography industry themselves to implement.

Under the new law, porn sites are threatened with a fine of £250,000 ($335,000) if they are caught failing to verify the age of any of their users. Payment processors such as Visa, Mastercard, etc. could be notified if their client is breaking the law, and might be ordered to terminate payments.

Numerous options for confirming a person’s age are being considered. For example, porn sites could ask credit card companies to validate birth dates, or contract a third-party company to follow an individual’s social media feed. But they all involve keeping a person’s private information on the website, which could pose a potential security risk given past hacks of porn sites and more notably the hack of Ashley Madison, an extramarital affair website which hackers were able to link online accounts back with account holders through just an email address. That hack included the outing of bankers, civil servants, UN peacekeepers, firefighters, NHS staff, BBC journalists, police officers and even Vatican employees, The Telegraph reported.

The UK for years has been trying to ban certain genres of pornography from being produced, but this is an abhorrent privacy violation and puts citizens of the UK at risk for blackmail simply from their porn-viewing habits.

In 2014, the Audiovisual Media Services Regulations introduced a series f restrictions on the pornography produced and sold in the UK as an amendment to the 2003 Communications Act, The Independent reported. These sex acts included spanking, caning, aggressive whipping, penetration by any object “associated with violence,” physical or verbal abuse (regardless of being consensual), urolagnia (known as “water sports”), role-playing as non-adults, physical restraint, humiliation, female ejaculation, strangulation, facesitting and fisting, with the last three being labeled “life threatening.”

One year prior, disgraced UK prime minister David Cameron tried but failed to block porn all together in households in the UK by setting up a law where Internet providers would be required to censor all porn unless users chose to receive it, using the reasoning that porn was “corroding childhood,” BBC reported.

I want to talk about the internet, the impact it is having on the innocence of our children, how online pornography is corroding childhood.

And how, in the darkest corners of the internet, there are things going on that are a direct danger to our children, and that must be stamped out.

I’m not making this speech because I want to moralise or scaremonger, but because I feel profoundly as a politician, and as a father, that the time for action has come. This is, quite simply, about how we protect our children and their innocence.

Last year a report stated that while UK law should be used to prosecute for genuinely non-consensual porn, child pornography, revenge pornography, bestiality, and necrophilia, it does not mean those who are engaging in consensual adult fetish, kink or BDSM should face jail.

“The extreme porn ban criminalizes depictions of sex acts even if they are safely performed by consenting adults,” Nick Cowen, author of the report, wrote. “We have seen the law used, in particular, to target and expose gay men. Each such case represents a personal tragedy and a disgraceful use of our criminal justice system’s scarce resources,” he added.

The bill is marketed as a way to protect children; and while some of the affirmed acts mentioned above may seem extreme, if it is between two consenting adults it should be no one’s business but their own.

“The government is committed to keeping children safe from harmful pornographic content online and that is exactly what we are doing,” Karen Bradley, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport said. “Only adults should be allowed to view such content.”

This new proposal, combined with existing laws, seems to be a way for the government not only to police content and who watches content but to keep a database on what is being watched and by whom. It seems “insane” that this is even being considered.

Aaron Kesel writes for Activist Post. Support us at Patreon. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Steemit, and BitChute. Ready for solutions? Subscribe to our premium newsletter Counter Markets.


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17 Comments on "UK Government Proposes Permanent Record Of Porn Watchers"

  1. The government must protect us from ourselves. As adults we have no capacity to do that. Thank god for do gooders. (Sarc)

    • I always said that a society which is treated like moron children BECOME moron children.

    • No, the government doesn’t need to protect adults, However, it does need to protect its children.
      “Soft core pornography” is often used in the grooming of children by paedophiles. It is used to desensitize them to naked adult bodies. Children are not naturally comfortable with this. They need the paedophile to tell them it’s normal.
      …and for you who say there’s nothing wrong with watching porn, then you shouldn’t mind at all if people know you’re watching it, n’est ce pas?

  2. Fetish sites are now that bad, huh?
    I stayed in both the U.K. and in Las Vegas USA for brief periods and the real life establishments and womens “clothing” stores in the U.K. made their Las Vegas counterparts look like First Grade Easter Parades.
    As far as the regulation and data-mining?
    Ask North Korea how their system works.
    It sounds similiar.

  3. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions!

  4. Ah yes,the good ol’ “protect the children” scam, How convenient

  5. So… can they get the Kartrashians, Miley Cysleaze and Mahdoona fans tracked as well?

  6. strawberrytart | December 8, 2017 at 1:31 pm | Reply

    But yet the Elites can be Pedos.

  7. I’m thrilled to hear this! “Soft core pornography” is used to groom children by paedophiles
    all over the world. It is used to desensitize children to sights they would normally and necessarily
    turn their heads from.
    Bravo! Brava! Bravissimmo!

  8. I’ll be watching to see if my posts get approved and will be very interested to know why they’re not.
    I’ll be checking back at intervals.

    • …and you didn’t post it!
      All I said was that pae do filets use porn to groom their vic tims in 9o per cen t of the cases.
      If porn is alright to watch, why bother if the gov’t is watching?
      Let’s see if this one gets posted, shall we?

    • Nope this site refuses to post my comments because they do not share the same opinion as I.
      I am out of here.
      You guys are free speech proponents?
      UNSUB
      Are you members of Antifa or do you just have a problem with the 1st Amendment?

      • I tried to report that men who play with the youngest of us, use the subject of concern to help their students loosen up. It is used up to ninety out of one hundred times.
        If you watch it and you think it’s fine, who cares who knows.

  9. paulthecabdriver | December 11, 2017 at 5:23 pm | Reply

    It’s always “for the children, for the children” but the moment you try to raise your kids yourself, the government jumps right in and tries to take your kids away!
    The abuse of these acts of censorship are far worse than the dangers caused by watching porn.
    It’s time the people of England stand up to their worthless politicians and tell them to mind their own business.

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