Violet Blue on “Flying the Anti-Porn Skies”

San Francisco Chronicle sex columnist Violet Blue recently wrote a great piece about filtering of Internet porn on airplanes:

It’s not just the shady peepshow-style implementation of the Wi-Fi filtering that’s got my airline dollars feeling a little shrinkage from the cold eye on my browsing habits; it’s the people pimping the notion of filtering to the airlines in the first place. According to Wired, “Girls Against Porn lobbied American to install filters, urging the airline to consider the harm inappropriate content might have on passengers and citing a particularly disgusting incident that has resulted in a $200,000 lawsuit against American (Airlines). ‘The airlines risk having this happen repeatedly if the Internet isn’t filtered,’ Girls Against Porn said in a statement.” And the Texas Star-Telegram tells us that, “(…) several groups, including the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family, expressed concerns that children could be exposed to pornographic Web sites by adjacent passengers. Daniel Weiss, an analyst for media and sexuality at Focus on the Family Action, recently warned in a statement that “passengers who openly view porn where children can see it may be violating federal harmful-to-minor laws.”

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