uk: Facebook, Bebo, My Space face censorship/child protection orders

Social networking sites will be required to remove material unsuitable for children, such as nude or violent images and comments, within 24 hours of receiving a complaint, under a tough new code for internet safety.The Byron Review on e-safety, published yesterday, also recommends that search engines such as Google and Yahoo display a “safe search” button prominently on their home page, to filter out potentially harmful material when children search the web. Report targets Google, YouTube in internet safety shake-up
The home page of Google and every other search engine used in the UK would be obliged to display links to information on how to search the internet safely under new proposals backed by the Government.Sites such as YouTube that host videos uploaded by users will also have to screen their content more vigorously for harmful material, and every computer sold in Britain will have to have clear guidance to parents on how to set up software that can regulate how their children use the internet.

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