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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Only 1% of the Internet is Porn

ACLUAccording to the Mercury News, a confidential analysis disclosed to the public last week by the ACLU revealed that only 1% of web pages on the Net contain porn. Surprisingly, this study was originally comissioned by the Justice Department in an effort to resurrect the Children's Online Protection Act of 1998. Obviously, the results of the study did not really help their cause.

The analysis was presented in a federal court hearing last week in Philadelphia in a suit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and obtained Monday by the Mercury News.

The ACLU said the analysis, by Philip B. Stark, a professor of statistics at the University of California-Berkeley, did not appear to substantially help the Justice Department in its effort to prove that criminal penalties are necessary to protect minors from exposure to sexually explicit information on the Internet.

Only 1%? Am I the only one here who is surprised by this percentage?

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4 Comments:

  • lol I'm very surprised too
    have you seen the Wow viedo called "the internet is for porn" I think it's more realistic

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:26 PM  

  • Clearly, then, people are only surfing 1.2% of the Internet then ;)

    By Blogger AlRo, at 2:22 PM  

  • What? Only 1%? Probably splogs and other junk stuff has lowered the statistics.. :-)

    By Blogger Ashrufzz, at 10:00 PM  

  • Perhaps there's only 1% of servers hosting porn, but the traffic showing actual usage is probably at least 50% dedicated to porn. Go to any Tier 1 ISP and ask them where all their bandwidth is used... it's PORN baby!

    By Anonymous Dilbert, at 9:03 AM  

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