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Telco says it blocked 2,500 porn sites in 2017

A MAJOR telecommunications company has blocked some 2,471 domains or sites for hosting lewd content and child pornography as it stepped up its campaign against illegal content in 2017.

The domains and sites were  blocked as part of Globe Telecom’s #PlayItRight advocacy campaign.

Yoly Crisanto, Globe’s senior vice president  for corporate communications, said the company has taken a stronger stance to combat child pornography by blocking websites and related content as stipulated in the implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act 9775 or the Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009.

“As a purpose-led organization, we have a responsibility to ensure that our products and services will not be used for illegal activities.   Globe Telecom is strongly committed to help address child pornography in the country,” said Crisanto.

She emphasized that the company would actively look out for sites that contain vulgar content involving children.

Having partnered with global and local content creators and distributors for its content business, the firm has also taken an active role in promoting legitimate sources of online content.

In 2017, the company launched the #PlayItRight advocacy to help the entertainment industry curb piracy and protect intellectual property rights.

“Our advocacy #PlayItRight goes beyond anti-piracy, it also aims to protect customers against malware and other cyber security threats that normally accompany illegal content or torrenting sites,” Crisanto said.

“With today’s highly accessible and affordable data and content packages, downloading content from legitimate sources has become so easy and convenient,” she said.  “As more mobile and home broadband customers get used to streaming videos on their devices, it is imperative for us to provide our customers with safe and quality content, at the same time, protect the sources of original content including the licensed content of its global partners.”

She said that the #PlayItRight campaign sends a strong message to the public to consume digital content the right way. “We want everyone to consciously behave positively online and stop illegal torrents or other illegitimate online sources. Let’s create new habits that would encourage people to create original content more and give them what’s rightfully due them,” she said.

In 2014, the firm introduced Spotify that changed the way many Filipinos download music, helping curb illegal download of mp3 music from illegitimate sources. (pr)

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