November 26, 2020

Texas: Victoria Mom Challenges Library’s Porn Policy

From the Victoria (Texas) Advocate:

Victoria Public Library Director Dayna Williams-Capone said the library follows state law, and users 18 and younger can have an Internet filter if their parent or guardian chooses.

“For us, we hear the positive increasingly,” she said. “Our central mission is to provide free access of information. Filters are not going to solve the problem.”

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Williams-Capone said blocking out key words could limit research for medical conditions, art and politics. With 34,000 annual uses of Internet access and so few complaints, adding a filter is not necessary, she said.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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