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South Carolina Republicans want to block adult content from people’s personal computers

Lawmakers in South Carolina are looking to pass a bill that would block access to pornography on newly purchased personal computers.

The bill would require manufacturers to install software on new computers that would block access to adult websites. But if South Carolinians want to enjoy adult websites anyway, they’ll have to pay a $20 fee to have the blocking software removed.

According to S.C. State Rep. William Chumley (R), the money raised from the fees would go towards preventing human trafficking.

“This is a way to preserve freedom, not to raise taxes and combat a serious problem all in one,” Chumley said.

The Hill reports that it’s not yet known when the bill will be put forward for consideration.

The bill is in line with the GOP’s anti-pornography platform.

“Pornography, with its harmful effects, especially on children, has become a public health crisis that is destroying the lives of millions,” the GOP’s platform states.

“We urge energetic prosecution of child pornography, which is closely linked to human trafficking.”

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