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Senate wants to empower parents to be censors

unlametheweak (1102159) writes | about 6 years ago

Censorship 0

unlametheweak (1102159) writes "

The United States Senate has unanimously passed a bill that requires the Federal Communications Commission to explore what "advanced blocking technologies" are available to parents to help filter out "indecent or objectionable programming."

The text of the bill notes that the average child watches four hours of television a day. It also observes that "99.9 percent of all consumer complaints logged by the Federal Communications Commission in the first quarter of 2006 regarding radio and television broadcasting were because of obscenity, indecency, and profanity."

The probe should also look at apps that can filter closed captioning language, and "operate independently of ratings pre-assigned by the creator of such video or audio programming."

The negative attitudes that people have towards children and freedom in general are spawning these movements. People feel the need to control their environments, and so they seek out the most vulnerable to control and manipulate."
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