Porn site or health care?

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 01/08/2003 - 11:30
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SomeOne points to This Editorial from The Mercury News that says the problem with filters is they often can\'t tell the difference.
They add An ill-conceived law forcing libraries and schools to use filters or risk losing federal funding has already run afoul of the First Amendment. They say Communities have a duty to take a closer look at how they are being used. Failing to do so is tantamount to handing censorship privileges to the whims of a bureaucracy -- and of the filter makers -- while doing little to make children\'s Internet surfing more secure.

\"IT\'S no secret that trying to sanitize the Internet with a porn filter is a bit like trying to whack weeds with a lawn mower: you\'re bound to cut a lot more than weeds, and the blades will inevitably leave some weeds intact.\"