'Tens of thousands' blocked from child porn

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Every day 20,000 to 30,000 attempts by Swedes to enter child pornography sites are blocked, according to the latest figures from the police, who say that filters introduced in April are working. Between 80% and 90% of child porn web sites are blocked by the filters, reported Svenska Dagbladet, after a joint operation by the police, the organisation Ecpat, which works against child prostitution and pornography, and several internet service providers. There are around 1,100 web sites on the police's blacklist. Anyone who tries to access them is shown a "barrier page" instead, which prevents the user from going any further.

source: < 'Tens of thousands' blocked from child porn >; www.thelocal.se/article.php?ID=2571&date=20051125; TT/The Local; 25 November 2005