Government uses shock images to curb pornography

Posted on 23 October 2012

In a dramatic change of policy, the internet brigade under the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) will stop banning controversial websites and will instead, redirect them to internet shock sites. The move aims to scare young Singaporeans from visiting these sites, which include pornographic forums and sex blogs that have become the rage.

“Four years after Tammy Tay burst onto our consciousness, we have come to realise than banning these sites will not prevent young people like Alvin Tan from creating similar sites in future,” said a spokesperson from MCI.

“This time, we hope to leave an emotional scar on each person that attempts to access pornography. Imagine a 16-year-old boy grabbing his hard-on expectantly, only to find himself staring at an image of Goatse. That’s enough to keep him celibate for the next few years,” she said.

According to a statement from the Ministry, the policy targets younger internet users as older users have learnt how to get past firewalls, and have been desensitised to watching women defecating into a cup, before consuming it.

The Ministry will also work with Facebook to ban underaged users from posting risqué pictures of themselves on the popular social networking site.

The Online Morality Consultative Panel which includes a priest, a nun, a doner kebab manager, a girl in a bathtub and a girl who owns an octopus, will determine the suitability of the images before they are submitted to a internal committee from Facebook.

“We understand that there’s a chance that exposing young people to such images may increase their propensity for developing strange fetishes. But Asia is still rather conservative place where people are more likely to feel shocked, than aroused. Reviving such images into public consciousness also gives self-professed geeks the chance to display their affiliation with 4chan by bombarding their friends NSFW links, even if they are a decade too late,” said the committee’s chairman Kirk Johnson.

“I can’t wait to see the next generation of assholes take the stage,” he said.

Meanwhile, Facebook has put out a note calling for hackers to break into their system. The first person to upload a lolshock image on their profile will get an exclusive dinner with Mark Zuckerberg and Deputy CEO at the Media Development Authority, Michael Yap.

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