Google is Against ISP Porn Filters, Says They "Deskill Parents"

By Gary Cutlack on at

The UK's rush to automatic ISP-level porn filtering is not getting the backing of Google, which would prefer the people were educated in the ways of porn avoidance instead, with more emphasis put on good parenting so children know 14-hour porn marathons are bad and that those women probably aren't having much fun.

Sarah Hunter, Google's UK head of public policy, said: "There is a problem about the extent to which we deskill parents by giving them simple solutions ... We should be making more effort than we've done in the past to make sure parents really do know the risks children face online."

Hunter believes, as do many, that the filtering approach favoured by TalkTalk is too simple an answer to the looming porn menace, with the blocking method simply a way to "tell parents there are easy answers." [BBC]