No Porn Filters, Censorship For Los Angeles Libraries

At Tuesday’s L.A. City Council meeting, members voted against installing porn-filtering software on library computers.

City librarian Martin Gomez came out against porn filters, telling the City Council that “there’s a potential to begin a path to being on a slippery slope. We think it’s the responsibility of the parent to monitor the children’s use of the library, including the collection, as well as their computer use.”

Gomez also pointed out that the software is flawed, and could block useful information, such as searches for breast cancer.

The library system is currently working on alternative solutions, such installing new privacy screens, and positioning the computers so other patrons will not be able to see what is being viewed.

Hat tip Fox LA