posted Nov 01, 2000

Clinton, GOP Compromise On Net Filtering
Free Speech
11/1/2000; 12:52:35 PM

'Although the government spending bill carrying a clause requiring Internet filtering on school and library computers that are federally funded is wrapped up in partisan melees, the White House and Republican lawmakers appear to have reached common ground on the filtering question.'

Turns out the Administration's objections centered on exactly which Federal dollars are to be spent on software to prevent children from seeing Bad Things. They're also apparently concerned about the use of the word "filter" and "block"... I guess the software will somehow filter and block the Bad Things without actually 'filtering' or 'blocking' them.

 

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