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Internet providers to block six porn websites

BEIRUT: Internet providers are set to block access to six pornographywebsites based on a decision issued Monday by the Telecommunications Ministry. 

Abdel-Moneim Youssef, director-general of state network owner and maintainer company Ogero said the websites should be blocked “immediately.” 

The websites were blocked due to complaints issued by families who were concerned over their content and their impact on societal decency, a source told The Daily Star. The threat of child pornography was also mentioned, given that three of the websites cater to a “teenager fetish.”

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on September 02, 2014, on page 3.

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