Proposed law aims to block porn in South Carolina

A new proposal in South Carolina aims to prevent people who buy computers in the Palmetto State from accessing porn online.

A bill from state Rep. Bill Chumley would require sellers to install digital blocking capabilities on computers and other devices that access the internet to prevent the viewing of obscene content.
The bill also would prohibit access to any online hub that facilitates prostitution and would require manufacturers or sellers to block any websites that facilitate trafficking.

For not implementing the blocking capabilities, a $20-per-device fine against manufacturers would go toward a human trafficking task force set up by the Attorney General’s Office. Buyers could also bypass the block by verifying their age – also paying a $20 fine that would go toward the fund.