[Elsewhere] Think of the children!

I am usually the last person to cry “Think of the children!” It is a rallying cry too often used to restrict the rights of adults without having any measurable impact on children’s lives. Want to impose your 19th-century morality on the country? Think of the children – we need to block all porn on the internet! (And never mind Page three of the Sun – that’s run by our good friend Rupert Murdoch.) Want to read the nation’s emails? Think of the children – by accessing your communications data we’ll catch paedophiles! (If you’re not a paedophile you have nothing to fear! You’re not a paedophile, are you?)
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