Ministers approve bill to block online porn unless users opt out

By
October 30, 2016 21:21

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

A bill requiring Internet service providers to block pornographic content automatically, unless consumers opt out, was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation Sunday.

MK Shuli Moalem-Refaeli (Bayit Yehudi), who proposed the bill along with MK Miki Zohar (Likud), said that that today it is “easier for children to consume difficult content online than to buy a popsicle at the neighborhood kiosk. Therefore, we must prevent the ease of access to these materials.” MKs from nine of the Knesset’s 10 factions signed the bill.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 21, 2018
Russia calls new U.S. sanctions groundless, pledges response

By REUTERS