New UK rules will require companies to post videos on social media to prove they are ‘pornographic’
NEW YORK — A British court has ruled that social media companies must post videos to prove that they are “pornographically” pornographic, making it the first country to require this.
The ruling comes as companies grapple with the rising popularity of porn in the United States and Europe.
Lawyers for the porn industry are hoping to overturn the decision and overturn the court ruling.
The case was brought by two British men who were arrested for allegedly downloading explicit content and sending it to a friend in the U.K. While the ruling does not affect the U of K, the British High Court ruled last month that “porno is a criminal offence” in the country and “must be shown in a way that the public, including the court, can reasonably believe it to be obscene.”