Daily Mail claims victory in 'block online porn' campaign

The Daily Mail claimed a double campaign victory this morning including its drive against online pornography.

The paper’s ‘block the online porn’ campaign claimed victory after Prime Minister David Cameron said that under the proposals web filters will be ‘default on’ for houses with children, which parents will have to choose to have lifted.

Writing for the Mail, Cameron said: “To me, the fact that so many children have visited the darkest corners of the internet is not just a matter of concern – it is utterly appalling.

“A silent attack on innocence is underway in our country today and I am determined that we fight it with all we’ve got.”

He added: “With our system, when people switch on their new computer, a question will pop up asking if there are children in the house. If there are, then parents will be automatically prompted to tailor their internet filters.

“Want to restrict access to Facebook after 8pm? Decide to allow younger children to view fewer sites than their older siblings? Or want to stop access to certain sites altogether? Now you will be shown how to do it.”

Conservative MP Claire Perry is to be appointed as Cameron’s adviser on reversing the “commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood”, tasked with implementing the new web filter system.

Elsewhere, the Mail also claimed victory in its campaign to win recognition for the veterans of the Arctic Convoys, who won their 70-year battle for recognition yesterday when David Cameron announced they will be given campaign medals.

The paper reported: “No 10 sources said that the medals would also be awarded posthumously, meaning the families of those Arctic Convoy veterans who died during the Second World War or since can collect one on their behalf.”

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