LOS ANGELES—It looks like British Prime Minister David Cameron picked the right people to run his porn filter. The Chinese are world renowned for being among the most sophisticated arbiters of porn on the planet and will surely man the filters capably, assuming that is they can learn to tell the difference between filmed scenes and real life.
They apparently had a hard time of it recently, according to Gawker, which this morning posted a story about China’s state run news agency mistaking a porn flick for a real execution. It happens!
“In a breathless piece entitled ‘Actual Record of Female Inmate’s Execution – Exposing the World’s Darkest Side,’ Xinhua published a slideshow of images it claimed showed capital punishment being carried out somewhere in the US," reported Gawker. “The Chinese news blog Out of My Face, which was the first to trace the ‘photos’ back to their source, notes that the full film can be downloaded at the family-friendly sounding porn site XXXRape.net."
Real or not, it looks like that sort of site will still get the hammer ban in the UK.