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A Pornographic Bill

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In an expedited process, Knesset members Miki Zohar (Likud) and Shuli Moalem-Refaeli (Habayit Hayehudi) are introducing a bill to block websites. The new version of the legislation greatly expands the definition of “pornographic” content that should be blocked, and the cost in terms of damage to privacy is very high. Also, it’s technically unfeasible. The proposal contributes nothing to protecting children but severely undermines the values of privacy and freedom of expression.

The bill doesn’t suffice with a prohibition against a display of “sexual relations characterized by violence, abuse, contempt, humiliation or exploitation.” It will also prohibit the display of “sexual relations of any kind” and even “nudity or a human sex organ.”

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