McDonald’s restricts pornography sites from its WiFi network


McDonald's (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) McDonald’s announced that its customers will no longer be able to visit pornography websites while using their branch’s WiFi network.

The world's largest restaurant chain made the move after an advocacy group of pressured the company for two years to block porn from its stores.

McDonald’s is not the only company that restricts pornography in its stores. The company joined Panera Bread, Subway and Chick-fil-A as a result of a campaign by the advocacy group Enough Is Enough.

However, Starbucks, the world's largest coffee chain, does not restrict its WiFi.

Starbucks employees have complained that they sometimes have to tap customers on the shoulder and urge them to close a pornography website.

“I want to publicly thank McDonald’s for making its WiFi safer for its patrons,” said Dawn Hawkins, who is the Executive Director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.

“This change came after thousands of concerned citizens signed a petition asking for #PornFreeWiFi from McDonald’s and Starbucks.

“This was part of a larger campaign conducted by Enough is Enough in partnership with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.

“While Starbucks has yet to respond or take action, I commend McDonald’s for adopting a socially responsible corporate measure that ensures its customers enjoy a safe, public space free from pornography,” Hawkins added.