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"Think Of The Children!", 2020 Edition

Pushy algorithms

Wendy Grossman discusses the return of ‘age verification’, a poorly-though-out idea whose time, it seems, has come again.

One consequence of the last three and a half years of British politics, which saw everything sucked into the Bermuda Triangle of Brexit debates, is that things that appeared to have fallen off the back of the government's agenda are beginning to reemerge like so many sacked government ministers hearing of an impending cabinet reshuffle and hoping for reinstatement.

Nobody has really nailed down how to do this without a lot of unintended consequences, but they all seem to agree that Something Must Be Done.

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