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South Korea to censor swear words on teenagers' smartphones

updated 11:18 pm EST, Sun December 30, 2012

Filter to also block pornography, harmful information

Teenagers in South Korea may be required to have censorship software installed onto their mobile phones, if government plans come to fruition. The proposals would see profanity and pornography blocked from view on smartphones, and is hoped to curb "illegal and harmful information" being sent to teenagers in the country.

The software will reportedly work with social and messaging services KaKao Talk, Twitter, and Facebook; according to Newsis. The Ministry of Gender Equality And Family, the government body organizing the censorship efforts, also requires that carriers in the country also block pornography and nudity, allowing access to the Internet through a compulsory filter.

The South Korean government has already attempted to educate the country's younger population about the dangers of Internet addiction, and has already taken measures to encourage teenagers offline instead of spending long periods playing games.



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