Online porn checks delayed as testers get “distracted”

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Online porn checks delayed by testers getting distracted ‘trialling’ them

A system to prevent under-18s watching online pornography is to be delayed for a second time.

This is reportedly down to employee fatigue caused by extensive testing of the scheme. ‘The development phase came in ahead of schedule,’ stated spokeswoman Kirsty Gold. ‘And we foresee no problems with the implementation. But the trial phase has taken bloody ages. We’ve had people working 18-hour shifts trying to bang it out. We never expected things to get this hard. We’ve had to splurge out on so many new keyboards.’

The system was meant to begin in April 2018 but was postponed until July this year, a deadline they are expected to miss.

Despite the delays, morale appears to be up. People from other departments have volunteered their time to assist with the programme, proving the strongest teams are those that pull together. Even the man at the top of the tree, Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright has been yanked off all other work. Once they get over this sticky patch results are expected to come in hand-over-fist.

There is still confusion as to how the rules will be enforced. Although designed to protect children some say young people are likely to be find ways around the block.

‘We know some people are having fun poking holes in our work,’ said Ms Gold. ‘But frankly they can frig off. This organisation cares about what we are doing, this project is a real labour of love.’

(Additional Material: Dan Sweryt)
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