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Tifatul blocks porn sites with holy curtain

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 11 2010   /  09:11 am

A complete ban on all pornographic websites in observance of the Ramadan fasting period is unfeasible, Communications and Information Technology Minister Tifatul Sembiring says.“A 100 percent ban would be impossible, but it is the effort that counts,” Tifatul said Tuesday.
Last month, the minister recommended blocking access to websites with pornographic content before Ramadan, which officially started today. He added that the ban, which his office has been working on for the past month, would be put in place gradually, with a 100 percent ban as its ideal target. However, a few  sites might slip through, he said.Several porn sites were still accessible at the time of writing this article. “The work done by Internet service providers [ISPs] to filter porn sites is not easy considering there are 4 million web sites out there,” he said.Tifatul said ISPs were responsible for ...