TalkTalk CensorCensor…More crap website blocking hits the news

Posted: 30 April, 2014 in Internet Blocking
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TalkTalk HomeSafe logo Broadband ISPTalkTalk has come under fire for blocking access to the women’s rights website TalkTalk customer quipped via Twitter:

TalkTalk_UK blocks me from sherights article on ‘dude feminism.’ Reason: ‘Pornography.’

Turns out the whole site is blocked. Heaven forbid kids learn about gender equality, right?

The efficacy of censorship through website blocking has been brought under scrutiny in recent times, as rather than block porn as advertised, the algorithms block more or less anything with a few adult terms.

When the negativity got too much, TalkTalk predictably unblocked the website but no doubt there are millions more that have not achieved the necessary outrage and are quietly being suffocated by the blocking.

It would be interesting to see if the crap blocking is affecting take up. If parent’s favourite websites get blocked then surely they will be likely to turn it off entirely.


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