Scorpions Wikipedia Page Censored By British ISPs over Child Porn Album Cover

A number of British internet service providers (ISPs) have blocked their users from accessing an article on Wikipedia page, under the allegations that the article was showing a “potentially illegal” picture of a nude teenager.

The alleged article on the Scorpion’s 1976 album, Virgin Killers, has been blacklisted by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), because it included an image of the record’s contentious cover that featured a naked young girl.

The foundation’s list is used as a parameter for all the major ISPs that assist them in filtering out content related to child pornography and other such illicit stuff.

As per UK’s internet users’ report, some of the leading ISPs, including Virgin Media and Be internet service from O2, have blocked access to the offending article, after the IWF declared the article inappropriate for viewing.

Some of the Wikipedia volunteers have expressed their resentment by saying that the image has already been featured in a number of books and it had never been dubbed illegal.

Blocked users, on clicking the Wikipedia’s page carrying that controversial article, find a fake message showing that the “page could not be found”.

According to the reports from IWF, as many as 95 percent residential users in UK have been blocked to access the article.

The move has also raged a huge chunk of Wikipedia users, who edit the articles on the website, after they found that their accounts were deactivated.

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