Rhode Island bill proposes $20 fee for accessing online porn

Two Rhode Island senators have proposed a bill which will force residents to pay a $20 fee to access sexually-explicit content online.

The bill, if passed, will see all “sexual content and patently offensive material” blocked by default by Internet service providers.

If citizens want the block to be removed, they will have to:

  • Request it in writing from their service provider.
  • Present identification to verify they are 18 or older.
  • Acknowledge receiving a written warning regarding the potential danger of deactivating the digital blocking.
  • Pays a one-time $20.00 digital access fee.

The bill also places the responsibility to block child pornography, revenge porn, human trafficking websites, and prostitution hubs on ISPs.

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