[funsec] ISPs restrict access to Wikipedia amid child pornography allegations
juha-matti.laurio at netti.fi
Mon Dec 8 04:40:03 CST 2008
"Wikinews has learned that at least six of the United Kingdom's main Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have implemented
monitoring and filtering mechanisms that are causing major problems for UK contributors on websites operated by the Wikimedia Foundation,
amongst up to 1200 other websites.
The filters appear to be applied because Wikimedia sites are hosting a Scorpions album cover which some call child pornography.
Finnish TeliaSonera has reportedly blocked this Wikipedia page too, because they are using IWF's list.
TeliaSonera case in Finland was reported by Mr. Matti Nikki http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/u/nikki/
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