McDonald's has put an end to an unexpected consequence of offering free Wi-Fi

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McDonald's No Longer Offering Free Porn

Customers can no longer watch porn at McDonald's.

The fast-food chain has begun implementing a filtered Wi-Fi policy in corporate-owned locations earlier this year, according to Enough Is Enough, an Internet safety organization. Today, the organization reports that the majority of McDonald's restaurants now offer filtered WiFi access.

"Parents can have peace of mind that, when they or their children go to McDonald's, they will have a safer and more friendly Wi-Fi experience, filtered from pornography, from child porn and from potential sexual exploitation and predation," EIE president Donna Rice Hughes said in a statement on Wednesday. "McDonald's deserves widespread praise for this act of corporate responsibility and commitment to children and family safety."

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EIE has been pressuring McDonald's to block explicit content for two years, reports The New York Post.Other chains have have agreed to filter Wi-Fi include Panera Bread, Subway, and Chick-fil-A.

Customers streaming pornography isn't the only unexpected consequence that McDonald's has faced since beginning its roll-out of free Wi-Fi in 2009.

In the UK, McDonald's and KFC locations in Stoke-on-Trent banned teenage customers after the restaurants became the site of brawls, as teens congregated due to the free Wi-Fi.

In more positive uses of Wi-Fi, in 2013, The Wall Street Journal reported that many students relied on McDonald's for internet access, as the chain's 12,000 Wi-Fi-enabled locations are often more accessible than the roughly 15,000 Wi-Fi-enabled public libraries in the US.

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