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76 Per Cent Of Brits Don't Know About The Government's Plans To Block Porn Sites

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76 Per Cent Of Brits Don't Know About The Government's Plans To Block Porn Sites

Remember we mentioned to you a while ago that the UK is about to introduce an age verification system for online pornography? Well, if you do remember that, you're in the minority.

According to a poll, most Brits are blissfully unaware that their access to adult content is about to be taken away from under their noses.

Three quarters of people in the UK are unaware that the new restrictions are even happening, let alone within a matter of weeks.

The statistics were gathered by polling company YouGov, who found that a whopping 76 per cent of people in Great Britain had no idea that the 'porn block' was happening. Strangely enough, 67 per cent - once they found out - actually thought that it was a good idea.

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That being said, on 34 per cent of people actually think that it will work.

The YouGov poll finding might surprise a few people. Credit: YouGov
The YouGov poll finding might surprise a few people. Credit: YouGov

If you're amongst those who don't know, let me explain. From potentially as early as 1 April, Britons will have to prove their age with a valid form of ID (driving license, credit card, passport, etc.) to access many adult websites.

Once they've done that - or bought a so-called 'porn pass' from a participating retailer (seriously) - they'll be able to access the content.

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Most websites will use a system called AgeID to facilitate this.

You'll have to prove you're over 18. Credit: PA
You'll have to prove you're over 18. Credit: PA

Weirdly enough, over half (53 per cent) of Britain's most - ahem - prolific porn watchers are unaware of the changes. That's a group of people who watch porn on the internet every day or every other day. You'd think that they'd have heard.

The changes are aimed at making it more difficult for people under the age of 18 to watch adult content on the internet. It's the first change of this kind to be implemented anywhere in the world.

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Porn sites that refuse to comply with the rules by setting up an age verification system could face fines, or even a ban from UK internet service providers.

Most people reckon it won't work. Credit: YouGov
Most people reckon it won't work. Credit: YouGov

As mentioned earlier, once people get told about the new rules, they are broadly supportive. However, the number of people who agree with the changes decreases based upon the amount of time they spend watching porn.

In fact, only 28 per cent of people who watch adult videos every day are in favour of the rules. Who'd have thunk it, eh?

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Either way, the changes are coming. You'd better get ready or get registered. If it's that important to you, anyway.

Get your ID out, people. Credit: PA
Get your ID out, people. Credit: PA

Unsurprisingly, most people think that it won't be a success. Under half of those who support the plans (46 per cent) think it will not work.

Pessimistic wankers.

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Topics: UK News, UK

Tom Wood
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