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Porn sites in the UK will soon be required to prove their users are 18 and older

The UK will not trust the standard 18+ disclaimer to keep minors away from porn. The BBC reports the British government will soon require adult entertainment websites to update their pages with age-verification software that discourages underage users from consuming lewd content online. Starting from April 2018, platforms distributing sexually suggestive materials will be legally obligated to implement stricter age-verification measures before granting users access to their content. The new set of regulations was introduced in an effort to make the internet safer for children. Companies that fail to comply with the so-called Digital Economy Act will face risks of getting blocked…This story continues at The Next Web

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