A proposed law to block pornographic content from the Internet in Israel passed a preliminary reading in the Knesset on Wednesday after sparking a firestorm among MKs in the plenum.
The so-called "porn bill" has also spurred fierce backlash from the public among charges that the legislation violates personal freedoms.
On Sunday, the Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved a more demanding version of the bill that required Internet service providers to block pornographic content automatically, unless consumers opt out.
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