to think that someone advising the PM on internet policies...

(17 Posts)
WidowWadman Wed 24-Jul-13 22:12:32

... should have at least a tiny clue about how the internet works?

Well, apparently not.

This is rather embarassing.

SueDoku Wed 24-Jul-13 22:27:21

Ooooooops......................... shock

antimatter Wed 24-Jul-13 22:33:34

thanks for sharing - this shows that memorising few terms is not enough smile

Even a tiny clue would be be better than this.

But then, she's not doing it because she knows anything about the internet, she has other motivations. And Safer Media's co-founder is also deeply involved in a group who are have been urging their members to not vote for MPs who have previously voted in favour of
-abortion
-sex education being compulsory

So yeah, they'd be totally devastated by a filter that blocked access to sex education resources for youngsters..

WidowWadman Thu 25-Jul-13 06:41:25

Murder - I wasn't aware of that. So it's not just as bad as I thought it was, but worse. Why are people buying this?

Because they've been spinning it to make it seem that anyone who is anti the porn block is pro-porn and wants children to see it. If they dropped the emotive terminology I think less people would go for it.

ClayDavis Thu 25-Jul-13 08:54:05

Also, most people have about as much of a clue about how the internet works as Claire Perry does. If you don't know how it works it seems like a bit of a no brainer - block porn at its source, only opt in if you want porn. If only it were that simple.

WidowWadman Thu 25-Jul-13 19:10:42

Fair point clay, thing is the mainstream media reported the ludicrous idea fairly uncritically. I just despair at people not asking the right questions.

YouTheCat Thu 25-Jul-13 19:16:24

It bugs me. I don't look at porn but I'll be damned if some stupid (very stupid it would now appear) cow is going to tell me what I can access on the internet.

If I want to google huge cocks all day I will!

YANBU to think that she should have some idea of how the internet works, YABU to think that anyone the government employs actually does have any idea about the department that they are in charge of. Do you really think that Mr Gove has any idea about the education system, or that Mr Osborne has any idea about economics etc etc?

YouTheCat Thu 25-Jul-13 19:28:42

Good point. I'd say it's pretty obvious that neither of them has a clue about their areas.

quoteunquote Thu 25-Jul-13 19:29:58

Typical, why is it they don't seem to be able to access anyone who knows what they are doing?

quoteunquoteBecause none of them have ever lived in the real world. We should have a law that states that any MP should have been an employee for a certain number of years before being allowed to stand, and that any Minister should have some experience/ qualification in their area of "expertise". We might then stand a chance of getting some common sense in there.

quoteunquote Thu 25-Jul-13 19:58:22

The tactic of sticking their fingers in their ears and singing when anyone with logic or scientific knowledge tries to advice them is tedious.

It really really is.

SueDoku Thu 25-Jul-13 23:44:52

Ah, but like IDS they 'believe'........ angry

It's ludicrous isn't it? If I said I "believe" I can walk through walls no one would take me seriously, why are they being taken seriously for something equally nonsensical.

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