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Utah campaign against porn marches on with phone filter plan

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Conservative lawmakers in Utah have fired another salvo in their longtime campaign against online porn with a new requirement that all cellphones and tablets sold in the state automatically block pornography in a plan that critics call a significant intrusion on free speech.

…Combating porn is a perennial issue for Utah lawmakers who have previously mandated warning labels on print and online pornography and declared porn a “public health crisis.”

The entire state is going blind.

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13 Responses to Ah, Utah!

  1. and everything, they run up against the impossibility of defining obscenity. These are the children that never allowed a burn to teach them not to touch the stove.

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  2. revzafod says:

    Didn’t I read somewhere that Utah leads the nation in per-capita porn searches?

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  3. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    The only thing the porn filter is going to accomplish is to drive Uthahns to use more and more outré search terms for their spank material. Within two months, the entire population will be furry vore fetishists.

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  4. “If the First Amendment will protect a scumbag like me, it will protect all of you.” — Larry Flynt. They never remember that.

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  5. E.A. Blair says:

    “… all cellphones and tablets sold in the state automatically block pornography…”

    …leading to a surge in laptop and desktop computer sales.

    Seriously, though, what, then would keep the state of Utah from requiring blocking of all non-Moron Church religious content?

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  6. laura says:

    Oh merciful telecom companies – save us from ourselves and our throbbing biological urges!

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  7. purplehead says:

    The ACLU will be very happy with this easy one.

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  8. “The Magic Underwear Firewall of Utah”


  9. pagan in repose says:

    Sounds like a crisis of faith, as in “The lord will help thy keep thy hands to thyself, especially away from thyself.” If that be true, what could be the problem?


  10. sos says:

    Those Utah chickens ain’t gonna choke themselves.


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