Finland censors anti-censorship site
Posted in: Censorship at 20/02/2008 03:06
Finnish police are blocking more than 1,000 legal websites, including one belonging to a well-known internet activist, under a secretive system designed to prevent access to foreign sites that contain child pornography, according to a group that advocates for individual rights online.
Among the estimated 1,700 destinations on the secret block list is lapsiporno.info, which has vocally criticized the Finnish censorship program, according to Matti Nikki, the site's creator and a long-time activist.
Finnish Internet censorship
Recent developments in the Finnish Internet censorship system. The Finnish police censors much more than was originally intended.
The Finnish police maintains a secret block list of web sites allegedly containing child pornography, pursuant to a law passed late 2006. The purpose of the law is to prevent the access to the foreign sites that contain child pornography.