The moguls behind the world’s biggest pornography websites have been entrusted by the Government with policing the internet to keep it safe for children.
MindGeek staff have held a series of meetings with officials in preparation for the new age verification system which is designed to ensure that under-18s cannot view adult material.
Tens of millions of British adults are expected to have to entrust their private details to MindGeek, which owns the PornHub and YouPorn websites.
Critics have likened the company’s involvement to ‘entrusting the cigarette industry with stopping underage smoking’ and want an independent body to create the system instead.
If a commercially minded firm does this work then the work will be done in a commercially minded manner.
Tarquin and Jocasta won’t get a look in as part of the nascent bureaucracy therefore.
How terrible, eh?