Iceland wants to block internet porn

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ICELAND – Iceland wants to ban internet pornography. Authorities say they’re currently studying ways to do that.

The Nordic nation calls explicit online images a threat to children. Government officials say there’s a growing consensus supporting a ban that crosses party lines.

It’s already illegal to print and distribute pornography in Iceland, and has been for years.

Two years ago, the nation’s parliament outlawed strip clubs on the grounds the clubs violate the rights of women who work in them.

If Iceland does ban internet porn, it would become the first Western democracy to try and block adult images online.