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Old July 24th, 2013 (6:34 PM).
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This is silly on all fronts. Banning "simulated rape" is silly, as it harms no one. Making a blacklist of search terms is inherently flawed; how are they going to get around the problem of legitimate searches, such as "long-term effects of child molestation?" Machines don't understand context, their program will just see "child molestation" and say it's a blacklisted search term.

And of course, censoring the internet by default is beyond abhorrent. People say Americans are apathetic; David Cameron deserves to be ousted more than any single American politician.
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