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Wikipedia under fire for allowing porn images, videos in its articles

Wikipedia has come under fire for allowing pornographic images and videos in its articles. Child protection campaigners say that using Wikipedia, instead of dictionaries, for looking up ‘dirty’ words can expose children to images and videos of masturbation, ‘hardcore’ sex and orgies.

Bernadette McMeniman, head of child protection agency Childwise, has said while she supports sex education, displaying sexualised images in a freely available online encyclopaedia “crosses the line”.

Wikipedia has come under fire for allowing pornographic images and videos in its articles. Child protection campaigners say that using Wikipedia, instead of dictionaries, for looking up ‘dirty’ words can expose children to images and videos of masturbation, ‘hardcore’ sex and orgies.

Bernadette McMeniman, head of child protection agency Childwise, has said while she supports sex education, displaying sexualised images in a freely available online encyclopaedia “crosses the line”.

“Does that mean that when you type in ‘murder’, you should actually see someone murdering someone else?” McMeniman has said. “Do we really need to see a woman masturbating on Wikipedia?” [Source: LiveNews ]

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