Summit tackles web pornography and images of child abuse

Internet firms are meeting ministers amid calls for more to be done to block images of child sex abuse and to stop children viewing pornography.

Prime Minister David Cameron has said more can be done to remove illegal material from the web and steer children away from legal adult content.

Labour says voluntary controls are not working and parental authority has been undermined by technological change.

Web firms have rejected calls to impose parental filters as a default setting.

Internet service providers in the UK have been at the centre of the debate about online images showing the sexual abuse of children following two high-profile court cases in which offenders were known to have sought child pornography online.

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