Iceland considering a ban on Internet porn

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Iceland’s government is considering introducing Internet censors to block its citizens from viewing or downloading pornography.

The consideration comes as a possible way to prevent the negative impact porn can have children and women, The London Telegraph reports.

“We have to be able to discuss a ban on violent pornography, which we all agree has a very harmful effects on young people and can have a clear link to incidences of violent crime,” Ogmundur Jonasson, Iceland’s interior minister, told the Telepgraph.

Mr. Jonasson has drafted legislation to stop the access of online porn by young people through computers, games consoles and smartphones.

The legislation would block access to porn websites and prohibits the use of Icelandic credit cards to access pay-per-view pornography.

Iceland already prohibits the print, sale and distribution of hard-copy porn. The proposal is expected to become law this year, according to The Telegraph.

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