Dating service to remove all sexual content in NSW, regulator warns
Posted On August 17, 2021
NSW has introduced a new service for people to find someone to date online, with the state’s regulator warning that there is an “urgent need” for people who are looking for love to stop accessing the site.
The New South Wales Marriage and Civil Partnership Commission said it is currently working with the National Broadband Network (NBN) to create a service that will remove all sexually explicit content.
The commission said it would also remove any sexually explicit videos and photos from the site, and provide a range of services to help people find love.NSW Marriage and Family Services chief executive Annalise Tully said the site will remove any sexual content and videos, and offer a range to help couples find each other.
“The vast majority of people will not find the content they are looking to find in this site,” Ms Tully told ABC News.
“But there will be people who find it.
They will be able to find it.”
Ms Tully also said the service will be used to “help people to decide if they want to move on with their lives”.
“We will make sure that this service is not used by people who may not have been able to get married in their own state, or to people who would not otherwise have the option to marry,” she said.
“If they can get married, they will be on a waiting list.”
In the wake of a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, which killed 49 people, the commission announced it was working with law enforcement to try to identify those who had accessed the website.
It said the new service would not be used by those who did not wish to be identified.
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