July 14, 2016

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

Customers can no longer watch porn at McDonald's.

The fast-food chain began implementing a filtered Wi-Fi policy in corporate-owned locations earlier this year, according to Enough Is Enough®, an internet-safety organization.

Now the organization reports that the majority of McDonald's restaurants now offer filtered Wi-Fi 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," Donna Rice Hughes, president of EIE, said in a statement on Wednesday. "McDonald's deserves widespread praise for this act of corporate responsibility and commitment to children and family safety."

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

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