Mayor John Tory was very surprised to learn that porn can be viewed on public library computers.
“These are publicly financed computers in publicly financed buildings … and publicly financed Internet access,” Tory said. “I found it hard to believe when I first heard about this this morning that our policies — meaning the library board and the city — would allow people to in any way, shape or form look at pornography on publicly financed computers paid for by the taxpayers with publicly financed Internet access.
“All I can say is I will look into it.”
There aren’t filters on the computers at public libraries that are available for adult use. The staff are trained to look for people who may be watching something illegal and report them to the police. But sexual imagery is not illegal.
Even though sexual imagery is not illegal should filters be placed on the library computers?
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