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Posted by Newsroom on February 25, 1997 at 16:01:09:

European Parliament Launches Internet Censorship Project

The European Parliament has awarded Surrey-based Smith
System Engineering a contract to investigate the feasibility
of jamming or censoring pornography and racism on the
Internet. The consultants will work with legal and social
policy experts over a period of six months. A recent study,
based on one sample of Internet traffic using a European
search facility, showed that 47 percent of queries logged by
the indexing system were related to pornography. "The
passing of pornography and racist material over the Internet
has been recognised as a serious social issue by all
countries within the EU," said Alan Pitman, project leader.
(Financial Times, Britain; February 14, 1997)

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