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Open Rights Group Birmingham: Blocked!
November 20, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This November, come along to Open Rights Group Birmingham’s meet-up to learn more about internet filtering here in the UK and receive practical, hands-on experience using the Blocked! tool.
In the UK, mobile and broadband Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have created filters to stop under 18s from seeing harmful content online. Unfortunately, filters block many harmless websites by mistake – even sites which are aimed at children – and often website owners don’t even know this is happening!
Estimates suggest that around 3.5 million households have internet filters enabled, either through choice or as a default setting: a situation which is repeated with mobile phone devices.
Therefore, Open Rights Group have developed the Blocked! tool to help detect & report safe sites that shouldn’t be filtered. By using this tool, not only will you be helping website owners, you will also be increasing transparency about how filters work and raising awareness of the problems they can cause.
Join us to help prevent the over-blocking of websites. Please register here.