Incest Porn On Verizon FiOS Defended As A 'Tremendous Benefit To Consumers'

Incest Porn On Verizon FiOS Defended As A ‘Tremendous Benefit To Consumers’

Child and incest-themed porn on Verizon FiOS has the company on the defensive, claiming they are in fact offering a benefit to the customers.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, as the internet turns 25 years old we find that nude photos and videos dominate our computers. 36 percent of all internet traffic is pornography, and the biggest porn site gets over four billion page views and 350 million unique visits per month. The largest consumers of porn are thought to be in the 12 to 17 age group, with some studies claiming 87 percent of Canadian students having done smartphone or webcam sex.

A group calling itself Morality in Media is fighting against porn availability on the internet and as part of their campaign they created a “dirty dozen list” that includes companies like Verizon, Sony, Facebook, Google, and Yahoo. They claim Facebook “has become a top place to trade pornography, child pornography and for sexual exploitation” and that company officials haven’t done enough to stop these practices. They highlight video game console makers because of their ability to surf the web with no filtration.

The group has highlighted Verizon specifically because they offer video on-demand services that include porn titles like I Banged My Stepdad, Mom, Daughter and Me, and Pigtail Teens Pounded. Verizon’s Associate Director for Advertising and Content Standards John P. Artney responded to being included on the dirty dozen list by defending the inclusion of porn with child-related themes:

“The explosion in choice is a tremendous benefit to consumers, but not all consumers want to have access to all content for themselves and their families all of the time. Not all content is desirable to or appropriate for all consumers, however, and Verizon is proud to provide our customers with myriad tools to control the types of content that they and their families have access to through our service.”

Patrick Trueman, who heads up Morality in Media, claims Verizon needs to censor what type of content they may carry:

“Verizon needs to show some corporate responsibility. America is suffering a pandemic of harm from pornography and that harm falls particularly hard on children. We are coordinating with the members of our coalition, numbering 146 groups across the U. S., to alert the public to Verizon’s pornography distribution. We have notified the board of Verizon through letters of our position on Verizon’s distribution of pornography. We will publish responses from the board and will continue to press and shame the board if no action is taken.”

Do you think companies like Verizon should censor their own content in order to protect the public?

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