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Men's rights at the BBFC...

BBFC decides that a strident men's rights website should be 18 rated


Link Here 16th October 2017
The BBFC arbitrates on website blocking algorithms used by mobile phone companies. If there is a dispute over the censorship decisions made by the mobile companies, then the BBFC decides whether websites should be 18 rated or not.

returnofkings.com is a rather strident supporter of the men's rights movement. It is outspoken and totally politically incorrect, but in a quick survey I didn't spot anything that described or promoted sexual violence. There's probably something somewhere, but the initial impression is dominated by the unPC language and ideas.

The BBFC wrote:

Issue

A mobile network operator contacted the BBFC for advice about the suitability of the website for people under 18, following a complaint from a member of the public that the site had been placed behind adult filters despite containing no material that in the complainantís opinion would cause access to be restricted to adults only.

Adjudication

We noted that it was a news/blog site with sections containing various strong sexual descriptions, including descriptions and promotion of violent sex. We also found the website contained very strong language at a number of points. On that basis we were satisfied that the website contained material we would classify 18.

 

 

All the kids are virtually 18 anyway...

BBFC asked to decide if websites offering VPNs should be 18 rated so as to blocked to under 18's


Link Here 15th October 2017
The BBFC arbitrates on website blocking algorithms used by mobile phone companies. If there is a dispute over the censorship decisions made by the mobile companies, then the BBFC decides whether websites should be 18 rated or not.

In August 2017, the BBFC were asked to consider a request to unblock the website privateinternetaccess.com which sells VPN services used to work around internet website blocking. The BBFC explained:

Issue

mobile network operator contacted the BBFC for advice about the suitability of the website for people under 18, following a complaint from the site owner that it had been placed behind adult filters despite containing no material that in the complainant's opinion would cause access to be restricted to adults only.

Adjudication

The BBFC viewed the site on 31st August 2017.We noted that it was a website offering a paid-for VPN service. The site offered information on how to subscribe to the service, a description of the features offered by the service, client support services and a contacts page. While the BBFC is aware that VPNs can be used to enable illegal activity and to avoid detection when a criminal offence is being committed, they are not themselves illegal under UK law. In addition, the website contained no overt references to illegal activity - for example, it does not include instructions on how to use a VPN to commit an offence or promote the use of the service in order to avoid detection when committing an offence. As such, we found no content which we would classify 18.

 

 

Censorshit...

BBFC decides that the Urban Dictionary website should be adults only


Link Here 9th January 2017
The mobile phone companies use an algorithmic approach to the blocking of websites for mobile device users who are under 18 or else adults who have not got themselves verified as adults.

The BBFC acts to decide appeals against the phone company decisions. Note that the only options available to the BBFC are for websites to made available to all or else restricted to verified adults.

The BBFC commendably publish these appeal decisions.

From the latest batch of two appeals in the preceding 3 months, the BBFC have considered

Urban Dictionary

The Urban Dictionary provides factual definitions of slang terms which often involves string language and sex references. For Example:

Censorshit

the idea that censorship is bullshit....nothing needs to be censored.....if you don't want to watch swearing, violence, or sexual content, DON'T WATCH IT! simple as that.....nobody is making you watch it.....they have disclaimers for a reason....and if you don't want your kids watching that shit, tell your kids what they can and cannot watch.....and if they don't listen to you then you are a bad parent for not teaching your kids to do what you say.

every time i watch tv there's nothing but censorshit everywhere.

that movie sucked because of the censorshit.

The BBFC advised that the website should be blocked to under 18s, explaining:

We noted that it was an online dictionary of slang words and phrases. While a broad range of terms were explained (with definitions from a broad range of contributors), we found that very strong language and sex references were present in a significant minority of these explanations. Sex references included crude descriptions of activities including masturbation, oral sex, and urination and defecation during sex. In addition, there were references to rape and paedophilia, and definitions of discriminatory terms, which were delivered in an irreverent tone intended to shock or amuse. Given the crude and potentially offensive nature of this content, and the lackof context that accompanied it, we did not consider the website suitable for people under the age of 18.

It seems bizarre that teenagers should be blocked from a dictionary explaining their own terms, but there you go, that's censorshit for you.


Website BBFC decision Notes
altservices

Link Here

altservices.co.uk

November 2017

the BBFC would not classify any material on the site 18

altservices

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a host site related to the sport of archery which included links toother sites, some of which advertise and retail legitimate archery supplies, includinglongbows (but not crossbows), arrows, sights and clothing. Longbows are not agerestricted in the UK (where junior archery is a legitimate and recognised sport) anddo not require a licence. As such, the BBFC would not classify any material on thesite 18.

Anston Field Target Club Forum

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anstonbbs.co.uk

We found no content on the site that the BBFC would classify at 18 or refuse to classify.

22 March 2018

Anston Field Target Club Forum

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a forum for a registered air rifle and pistol sporting club which provided news items for its members and a means for them to communicate with each other and offer equipment for sale. We found no content on the site that the BBFC would classify at 18 or refuse to classify.

backpage

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uk.backpage.co.uk
www.backpage.com

 

18 rated, Jan 2017 backpage

callofdutythere was also a significant proportion given to adult services. Adult services on offer included escorts, strippers, dominatrixes and adult entertainment venues, and there were employment opportunities for work in the adult industry. We noted that the dating section also contained a considerable focus on adult services. Many of the advertisements contained photos, some of which were pornographic in nature, in addition to sexual text.

As such, we did not consider the sites suitable for people under the age of 18.

britishcondoms.co.uk

Link Here

 

We did not consider the website to be suitable for people under the age of 18.

June 2018

 

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that this was predominantly a retail site focusing on the sale of sexual health products. However, the website also sold a range of products intended to enhance sexual pleasure, many of which featured strong sex references in text descriptions. On our sampling of a blog section of the site, we found featured articles and posts which provided adult sex education, offering advice and tips on a range of sexual practices which were described using strong sexual language. Furthermore, a section of the blog entitled Intimate Stories comprised of a series of erotic posts which included language of a pornographic nature, references to BDSM and very strong language. As a result, we did not consider the website to be suitable for people under the age of 18.

Burlesque Baby

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burlesquebaby.com

Although the services offered were clearly indicated as being available only to adults, there was no material contained within the site that the BBFC would classify at 18 or refuse to classify.

14 March 2018

Burlesque Baby

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a site offering various dance lessons, including burlesque, in class environments and at social gatherings such as hen parties. The site was clear that no nudity features in any of these classes and there were no nude images on the site. The site contained galleries featuring images of performers and students wearing lingerie or revealing costumes, and text included references to the sexy nature of the dances being taught, but this was in the generally playful tone of the site in relation to the services being offered. Although the services offered were clearly indicated as being available only to adults, there was no material contained within the site that the BBFC would classify at 18 or refuse to classify.

burlesquechairdance.co.uk

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There was no material contained within the site that the BBFC would classify at 18 or refuse to classify.

27 June 2018

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that the website focused on the provision of burlesque chair dance lessons. The website placed an emphasis on the health and fitness benefits of the burlesque classes, as well as promoted additional benefits relating to body confidence and self-esteem. The site contained images of instructors, as well as photographs of class participants, dressed in lingerie and revealing burlesque costumes, but there was no nudity. The occasional sex references, including descriptions of the dances and performers as being sexy, created a generally playful tone which was unlikely to confound expectation. There was no material contained within the site that the BBFC would classify at 18 or refuse to classify.

callofduty

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callofduty.com

November 2017

we could find no material that we would necessarily classify at 18

callofduty

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a site related to the CALL OF DUTY series of videogames withcontent including news, trailers, examples of gameplay and forums. The trailers andgameplay feature strong violence and bloodshed, whilst the forums contain uses ofstrong and very strong language. However, after sampling the content, we could find no material that we would necessarily classify at 18 under the BBFC classification framework.
Cannadonia

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cannadonia.co.uk

We found no content which we would classify 18 or refuse to classify.

March 2018

Cannadonia

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a site offering Cannabidiol (CBD) products for sale as a nutritional supplement. The site contained general information on CBD, as well as a Frequently Asked Questions section which emphasised that the CBD products advertised do not possess any psychoactive properties In addition, in relation to the MHRA's public statement on products containing CBD, Cannadonia was not marketing its products as a medicine, or claiming any medical benefits for them, but as a food supplement. As such, we found no content which we would classify 18 or refuse to classify.

Dirty Movies

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dmovies.org

We found no material which we would classify at 18.

25 January 2018

 

Dirty Movies

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a site dedicated to coverage of innovative and challenging cinema which contained articles and film reviews. Following changes made to the site as a consequence of a previous adjudication on 19 September 2017, the BBFC viewed the site again for confirmation that changes to the most problematic material had been made. We found no material which we would classify at 18

We were satisfied that the website contained material we would classify 18.

September 2017

Dirty Movies

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a site dedicated to coverage of innovative and challenging cinema from around the world, and contained articles and film reviews from various contributors that take a serious, informed, but sometimes irreverent, approach to their subject. There were also trailers for various film titles embedded in the site. A sampling of the site's content revealed uses of strong language, as well as examples of visual and verbal sex references, nudity and violence, although these would not necessarily be classified at the adult category. However, there was also content (for example, in trailers) that the BBFC would not pass below 18. On the basis of that sampling we were satisfied that the website contained material we would classify 18.BBFC30

FlirtyNotDirty.co.uk

Link Here

 

we could find no material contained within the site that the BBFC would classify at 18 or refuse to classify

April 2018

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a site offering dance lessons in a range of styles, including burlesque, for participation in class environments and at social gatherings such as hen parties. The site contained images of performers in lingerie and/or revealing costumes, but there was no nudity. The text on the site included innuendo and references to the sexy nature of the dances being taught, but these were all used to create a playful tone. Consequently, we could find no material contained within the site that the BBFC would classify at 18 or refuse to classify

gamehacking.org

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gamehacking.org

We found no material which we would classify at 18 or refuse to classify.

February 2018

gamehacking.org

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a mainly forum and chat-based site for the exchange of cheat and videogame enhancement codes for new and older videogames. The site carried a disclaimer stating We are not involved with piracy (game 'cracking', etc.), and do not condone hacking of online, multiplayer games or unlocking paid content. 'Hacking', in the context of GameHacking.org, refers to modification of a platform's system memory during game play, or modification of files that comprise a game, to achieve a desired effect during game play. In other words, we make cheat codes here. The Forum Rules on the site also forbid the posting or linking to illegal content, the posting or linking to adult (pornographic) content, and offers to exchange hack codes for financial remuneration. On that basis, we were satisfied that the site did not promote illegal activity. As such, we found no material which we would classify at 18 or refuse to classify.

Grobo

Link Here

grobo.io

 

At least 18 rated, March 2017 Grobo

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a site whose primary purpose was to sell a Smart Grow Box that can be used to grow plants, and that there was nothing inherently illegal in the product itself.

However, in our opinion the site went further in promoting and normalising the growing of cannabis, including the provision of some detailed instructional material about its cultivation, and an external link to the purchase of certain kinds of cannabis seeds. Given that such information could be used to aid in illegal activity, such as the cultivation of cannabis, we would classify the site at least 18.

Guntrader

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guntrader.uk

The BBFC found no material which it would classify 18.

22 January 2018

 

Guntrader

The BBFC wrote:

A mobile network operator contacted the BBFC for advice about the suitability of the website for people under 18.

We noted that it was a site which offered the selling and trade, by private individuals and dealers, of various guns ranging from airsoft guns up to shotguns and rifles, and appeared to be a refreshed version of a site which the BBFC adjudicated on in February 2015. We noted that the site offered links to both types of vendors. The site stated that its aim was To provide appropriately licensed members of the public with the easiest way to buy or sell a gun and To provide the trade with a simple and new way to increase their sales. The BBFC Classification Framework does not cover sites which supply age restricted goods or services unless any adult filters in place block on the basis of the types of content listed in Part B of this schedule. Given the presentation of the site, the BBFC found no material which it would classify 18.

Hempen.co.uk

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The site was not marketing any of its products as medicine, nor claiming any medical benefits for them. The site emphasised that none of their products caused any side-effects or contained psychoactive properties. The site reinforced that all of their products are legal and fall within the relevant Government regulations. Consequently, we found no material which we would classify at 18 or refuse to classify.

May 2018

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that the site promoted the work, products and values of the Hempen Co-Operative, an organisation whose aim is to promote and cultivate the use of hemp by creating and selling a range of sustainable hemp-based products. The online shop offered a range of products to purchase, some of which contained CDB oil. The site was not marketing any of its products as medicine, nor claiming any medical benefits for them. The site emphasised that none of their products caused any side-effects or contained psychoactive properties. The site reinforced that all of their products are legal and fall within the relevant Government regulations. Consequently, we found no material which we would classify at 18 or refuse to classify.

Hempura

Link Here

hempura.co.uk

We found no content which we would classify 18 or refuse to classify.

23 January 2018

 

Hempura

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a site offering Cannabidiol (CBD) products (including oils, vape liquids, chocolates and capsules) for sale as a food supplement. The site contained general information on CBD, as well as a Frequently Asked Questions section which emphasised that the CBD products advertised do not possess any psychoactive properties and that consuming it will not get you high or cause any altered mental status changes such as euphoria or hallucination. The site also stated that cannabis oil supplements are registered with the Food Standard Agency of the United Kingdom and that the company is a member of the Cannabis Trades Association (CTA) which works with the MHRA government entity on our behalf to ensure the industry as a whole is legal and safe for consumption. In addition, in relation to the MHRA's public statement on products containing CBD, Hempura was not marketing its products as a medicine, or claiming any medical benefits for them, but as food supplements. As such, we found no content which we would classify 18 or refuse to classify.

hg-hydroponics.co.uk

Link Here

 

On our most recent sampling of the site there appeared to be no material changes. As such we would continue to classify the site at 18.

April 2018

The BBFC wrote:

As in September 2014, we determined that the site sold various products related to hydroponics, including lighting equipment, feed, grow cabinets, tents and so on. Although the website advertised such products for growing fruit and vegetables, there was an implication that such items could be used to grow cannabis. On our most recent sampling of the site there appeared to be no material changes. As such we would continue to classify the site at 18.

honeybirdette.com

Link Here

 

Although we found no evidence that the site was pornographic, in our view, the site was still intended for a mature audience and contained material which was only suitable for adults. As such, the BBFC would classify the site at 18.

May 2018
 

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a retail site selling an array of lingerie, sex toys and accessories, including those for fetish play. Although we found no evidence that the site was pornographic, in our view, the site was still intended for a mature audience and contained material which was only suitable for adults. As such, the BBFC would classify the site at 18.

infantilespasms

Link Here

www.infantilespasms.com

November 2017

We found no material on the site which we would classify 18.

infantilespasms

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a site providing information and support, through articles, medical research reports and forums, to the parents of children with the epilepsy-related condition of infantile spasms. We found no material on the site which we would classify 18.

LGBTQ+ Training

Link Here

lgbt-training.org.uk

November 2017

We found no material on the site which we would classify 18.

LGBTQ+ Training

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a site for a service providing training and consultancy for companies and organisations to improve accessibility to LGBT customers, employees and communities. The site contained articles and links to research reports on identity and diversity in LGBT communities, sexual health and other related issues, as well as educational and training toolkit resources. We found no material on the site which we would classify 18.

Love CBD

Link Here

lovecbd.org
 

No content which would be classified 18 or banned, Jan 2017 Love CBD

The BBFC sought legal advice and concluded :

We noted that it was a site offering CBD (Cannabidiol) oil / balm products for sale as a food supplement. The site also contained articles relating to legal issues around CBD oil in the UK, US and Canada, and a Frequently Asked Questions section that outlined information such as the legality of CBD oil in the UK, and its THC content. While articles on the site, and links to other websites, may have advocated a change in legislation concerning CBD oil and cannabis in different parts of the world, we found no content which overtly glamorised the recreational use of cannabis or encouraged illegal activity. In addition, Love CBD was not marketing its products as a medicine, or claiming any medical benefits for them, but as food supplements.

Therefore, we found no content which we would classify 18 or refuse to classify.

Medipen

Link Here

medipen.co.uk

We found no content which we would classify 18 or refuse to classify.

18 January 2018
Medipen

The BBFC wrote:

A mobile network operator contacted the BBFC for advice about the suitability of the website for people under 18.

We noted that it was a site offering products related to a Cannabinoid Vaporizer, including a range of CBD oils. The site contained a Frequently Asked Questions section which outlined information such as the legality of CBD oil in the UK, emphasising that the cannabinoid extracts used are completely legal, non-psychoactive and don't induce any mind-altering effects since they do not contain THC and are not subject to any legal restrictions on their import, sale, possession or use. In addition, in relation to the MHRA's public statement on products containing CBD, the site was not marketing its products as a medicine, or claiming any medical benefits for them. As such, we found no content which we would classify 18 or refuse to classify.

Mighty Aphrodite

Link Here

www.mightyaphrodite.co.uk
 

We were satisfied that the website contained material we would classify 18. August 2017 Mighty Aphrodite

The BBFC wrote:

A mobile network operator contacted the BBFC for advice about the suitability of the website for people under 18, following a complaint from the site owner that it had been placed behind adult filters despite containing no material that in the complainant's opinion would cause access to be restricted to adults only.

The BBFC viewed the website on 7 August 2017.We noted that it was a site offering Erotic or Boudoir Photo shoot services. The site contained various galleries featuring still and moving images of sexualised nudity and erotic posing. We were satisfied that the website contained material we would classify 18.

moodle.peterborough.ac.uk

Link Here

moodle.peterborough.ac.uk

We found no content which we would classify 18 or refuse to classify.

9 February 2018

moodle.peterborough.ac.uk

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a site dedicated to Peterborough Regional College offering various resources to students and staff. The appeal for an adjudication came from a site supervisor who stated that College staff and students are unable to access https content on the College virtual learning resource website due to blocking by adult filters. Access to the majority of the links on the site required pre-registration and the provision of usernames/passwords, and so this content could not be viewed for assessment. However, based on our sampling of what could be accessed on the site, we found no content which we would classify 18 or refuse to classify.

Most Holy Family Monastery

Link Here

mostholyfamilymonastery.com

We found no content on the site that the BBFC would classify at 18 or refuse to classify.

5 April 2018

Most Holy Family Monastery

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a site which promoted a strictly traditional interpretation of the teachings and belief of the Roman Catholic Church. It contained articles, posts and videos which express criticism of other Christian and non-Christian religious teachings, sexuality and issues such as abortion. While the views which are expressed may be subject to debate, and some people will disagree with the positions taken by the site, they are made in the spirit of religious belief and our sampling of the site did not discover examples of overt hate speech. As such we found no content on the site that the BBFC would classify at 18 or refuse to classify according to the Classification Framework.

natrina.co.uk

Link Here

 

Text on the website reinforced the fact that none of the site's products have psychoactive properties and would not enable consumers to get high. Therefore, we found no content which we would classify 18 or refuse to classify

30 June 2018

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that this was a retail site selling a range of CBD oils. The site contained general information about CBD oil and reinforced, in various sections of the site, that the oils should be used as food supplement. The website was clear in asserting that none of its products are medicinal, although it did list some of the possible health benefits that consumers of the product may experience. The site frequently stressed that all of their products are legal and comply with the relevant government regulations. Text on the website reinforced the fact that none of the site's products have psychoactive properties and would not enable consumers to get high. Therefore, we found no content which we would classify 18 or refuse to classify

NoSoBlonde

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notsoblonde.com
 

We found no content which we would classify 18. June 2017

 

NoSoBlonde

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a site offering business consultancy services with brief descriptions of the services available, a short biography of the site owner, and email and telephone contact details. As such, we found no content which we would classify 18.

This example shows that not a single human being took even the slightest glimpse at this website before blocking it, even going through the process of referring this to the BBFC. Shame on the negligent phone company involved.
 

nowornever.org.uk

Link Here

 

We could find no material which we would classify at 18 or refuse to classify.

April 2018

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a site containing articles and blogs which took an irreverent view of political, social and cultural issues. Our sampling of the site found numerous uses of strong language, as well as strong sex references. While the site's likely audience was adult, we could find no material which we would classify at 18 or refuse to classify.

NSRA

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nsra.co.uk

We found no material which we would classify at 18. 25 January 2018 NSR

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a site run by the National Small-bore Rifle Association which is the national governing body for all Small-bore Rifle and Pistol Target Shooting in the United Kingdom, including Airgun and Match Crossbow Shooting. The site contained news updates and articles on the sports shooting competitions held under the auspices of the NSRA, including schools competitions. The information on the site covered compliance with Home Office legislation on the licensing and ownership of firearms. There was a link on the home page to the NSRA Shop which advertises the retail of firearms and accessories for licensed use, both online and at the shop's premises at the NSRA's base. As such, we found no material which we would classify at 18.

OurCivilisation

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ourcivilisation.com

November 2017

We found no material on the site which we would classify 18.

 

Ourcivilisation

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a site containing articles, comments and discussions on various aspects of culture and society, including references to race and sex, but expressed in moderate language in the context of free expression on social issues. We found no material on the site which we would classify at 18.

PrivateInternetAccess

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privateinternetaccess.com
 

We found no content which we would classify 18, August 2017 PrivateInternetAccess

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a website offering a paid-for VPN service. The site offered information on how to subscribe to the service, a description of the features offered by the service, client support services and a contacts page. While the BBFC is aware that VPNs can be used to enable illegal activity and to avoid detection when a criminal offence is being committed, they are not themselves illegal under UK law. In addition, the website contained no overt references to illegal activity - for example, it does not include instructions on how to use a VPN to commit an offence or promote the use of the service in order to avoid detection when committing an offence.

As such, we found no content which we would classify 18.

renegadetribune.com

Link Here

 

We found uses of very strong language as well as repeated uses of discriminatory and racist terms which were not condemned by the site. As a result, we would classify the site at least 18.

29 June 2018

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that the site was a news and current affairs blog which featured articles on a range of subjects including Race and Nationalism and Philosophy and Insight. Some of the articles made negative generalisations about particular groups of people, which could be interpreted as having the potential to encourage discriminatory and harmful views. In blog comments left in response to articles, we found uses of very strong language as well as repeated uses of discriminatory and racist terms which were not condemned by the site. As a result, we would classify the site at least 18.

Return of Kings

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returnofkings.com
 

We were satisfied that the website contained material we would classify 18. July 2017

 

Return of Kings
The website is a rather strident supporter of the men's rights movement. It is outspoken and totally politically incorrect, but in a quick survey I didn't spot anything that described or promoted sexual violence. There's probably something somewhere, but the initial impression is dominated by the unPC language and ideas.

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a news/blog site with sections containing various strong sexual descriptions, including descriptions and promotion of violent sex. We also found the website contained very strong language at a number of points. On that basis we were satisfied that the website contained material we would classify 18.

Siska TV

Link Here

siska.tv

Images of explicit sexual activity and nudity which linked to videos of similar content which the BBFC would classify at 18 or R18.

22 March 2018

Siska TV

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a site containing images of explicit sexual activity and nudity which linked to videos of similar content which the BBFC would classify at 18 or R1

swift-sportoptics.com
 

the content of the site did not breach UK law and the BBFC would not classify any material on the site 18.

31 August 2017.

Swift Sport Optics
A mobile network operator contacted the BBFC for advice about the suitability of the website for people under 18, following a complaint from a member of the public that it had been placed behind adult filters despite containing no material that in the complainant's opinion would cause access to be restricted to adults only

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a US-based site advertising and retailing optical equipment such as binoculars and spotting scopes, as well as pistol and rifle sights for target and hunting firearms. The site did not advertise or retail firearms. Current Home Office Guidance to the Police on firearms prohibits the possession or sale, without a licence, of firearms or their component parts. According to the Guidance, sights are not considered component parts. As such, the content of the site did not breach UK law and the BBFC would not classify any material on the site 18.

tombraider

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tombraider.com

November 2017

We could find no material that we would necessarily classify at 18

tombraider

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a site related to the RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER: 20 YEAR CELEBRATION videogame with content including news, trailers and examples of gameplay. The trailers and gameplay feature strong violence and gore. However, after sampling the content, we could find no material that we would necessarily classify at 18 under the BBFC classification framework.

toplessserver.co.uk

celebratejustright.co.uk, butlerswithbums.com,
entertain-ment.co.uk,
cheeky-events.co.uk, dventertainments.co.uk,
stagrepublic.co.uk

 

 There was no material contained within the sites that the BBFC would classify 18. The website is not suitable for young children.

31 August 2017

toplessserver.co.uk
A mobile network operator contacted the BBFC for advice about the suitability of these websites for people under 18, following a complaint from one of the site owners that they had been placed behind adult filters despite containing no material that in the complainant's opinion would cause access to be restricted to adults only.

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that they were websites offering services to stag and hen nights, gentlemen's evenings and similar events in the form of strippergrams, male and female models performing as topless and nude waiters, darts players, croupiers, life models and yoga artists.

The websites contained galleries featuring images of the performers wearing lingerie or revealing costumes, but apart from a single heavily-shadowed image of a bare-breasted female performer, there was no full nudity.

Although the services offered by the various websites were clearly indicated as being available only to adults, there was no material contained within the sites that the BBFC would classify 18. The website is not suitable for young children.31 August 2017

Urban Dictionary

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urbandictionary.com

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18 rated, 2016

Urban Dictionary

The Urban Dictionary provides factual definitions of slang terms which often involves string language and sex references. For Example:

Censorshit

the idea that censorship is bullshit....nothing needs to be censored.....if you don't want to watch swearing, violence, or sexual content, DON'T WATCH IT! simple as that.....nobody is making you watch it.....they have disclaimers for a reason....and if you don't want your kids watching that shit, tell your kids what they can and cannot watch.....and if they don't listen to you then you are a bad parent for not teaching your kids to do what you say.

every time i watch tv there's nothing but censorshit everywhere.

that movie sucked because of the censorshit.

The BBFC advised that the website should be blocked to under 18s, explaining:

We noted that it was an online dictionary of slang words and phrases. While a broad range of terms were explained (with definitions from a broad range of contributors), we found that very strong language and sex references were present in a significant minority of these explanations. Sex references included crude descriptions of activities including masturbation, oral sex, and urination and defecation during sex. In addition, there were references to rape and paedophilia, and definitions of discriminatory terms, which were delivered in an irreverent tone intended to shock or amuse. Given the crude and potentially offensive nature of this content, and the lackof context that accompanied it, we did not consider the website suitable for people under the age of 18.

It seems bizarre that teenagers should be blocked from a dictionary explaining their own terms, but there you go, that's censorshit for you.

Windscribe

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windscribe.com

 

We found no content which we would classify 18.

15th January 2018

Windscribe is a subscription VPN service which had been blocked by a mobile company

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a site offering a paid-for VPN service. The site offered information on how to subscribe to the service, a description of the features offered by the service, client support services and a contacts page. While the BBFC is aware that VPNs can be used to enable illegal activity and to avoid detection when a criminal offence is being committed, they are not themselves illegal under UK law. In addition, the website contained no overt references to illegal activity - for example, it did not include instructions on how to use a VPN to commit an offence or promote the use of the service in order to avoid detection when committing an offence. As such, we found no content which we would classify 18

Yellow

Link Here

yellw.co

No 18 rated content, Feb 2017 Yellow
Yellow is a website promoting a dating app.

The BBFC wrote:

We noted that it was a site limited to a few text pages which outlined various aspects of the Yellow App's service, including the Community Guidelines, with references to rules such as prohibiting the sharing of pornographic / sexually explicit content. The site also invited users to download the App from the iOS and Android App stores. However, the website was clearly distinct from the App itself and as such, we found no content on the website which would cause us to classify it 18.

 

 

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