Internet Censorship in Iceland

PC extremists move to ban porn


Update: No Votes in Banning Porn...

Iceland's PC extremists kicked out of office

Link Here 1st May 2013
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Iceland's PC extremist government that proposed a ban on internet porn has been booted out of office.

An election victory on Saturday for the center-right opposition win probably means the planned ban will be no more. But you never know.



Update: A Cold War...

Gender extremists vow to fight on to ban internet porn in Iceland

Link Here 27th May 2013
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In Iceland a battle against people who enjoy porn is under way. Gender extremists are calling on the new government to introduce ways to block online pornography.

Defenders of the internet were given a boost at the end of April when the left-leaning politically correct administration was ousted by a centre-right coalition. However, gender extremists argue that, despite the setback, a debate has been started that will not go away.

Ogmundur Jonasson, the former interior minister, who proposed the censorship, remains adamant the issue must be tackled. There are people who want to silence this discussion, but it is a discussion that will not be silenced, he said:

People want to confuse this with an argument about freedom of expression, but I would say it is those who are trying to silence the debate who are not respecting freedom of expression

Guðrún Jónsdóttir, a spokeswoman for the campaign Stigamot said:

It would make my life so much easier not to fight porn but I have to. Why should we allow unfettered misogyny, images of rape? The argument is that we need to ban porn because it hurts our children, and that is true, but it also needs to be stopped because it is hate speech and violence against women and affects people's relationships.

She said the group planned write to all new MPs to talk to them about the porn ban. Of course the fight will continue, she said.







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