Porn Sites In The U.K. To Introduce Age Checks From July

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A report from the BBC says that sites in the United Kingdom which feature pornography will be introducing age-checks in July in an attempt to prevent users under 18-years-old from viewing them. Websites where more than a third of its content is considered porn will be punished with a £250,000 penalty — around $326,000 — if they fail to comply.

However, under this rule, sites such as Reddit and Twitter will not have to adhere, as they fall under a different category. As well as this, sites which host porn but do not charge a fee or make money from it will also not have to abide by the rule. The report also says that accessing pornography via a Virtual Private Network (VPN) will not be considered illegal.

Critics are concerned that underage users may still be able to go around the new law.

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by – inquisitr.com

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