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Bad news perverts: McDonald’s free public wi-fi will begin using filters to keep customers from watching porn in its restaurants. The filtering will eventually affect all corporate-owned locations. McDonald’s says the new policy is aimed at creating “a safe environment.”

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After two years of pressure, the world’s biggest burger chain finally caved to internet safety group Enough Is Enough (EIE), which seeks to keep kids from seeing mature content online. EIE has had success with other fast food companies: Subway’s footlongs are now strictly sandwiches; Chik-fil-A chickens remain unchoked; I’ve got nothing for Panera Bread but you get the idea.

And in case you were wondering, a lot of people were consuming smut at McDonald’s. Over the years videos have surfaced of customers and employees watching porn both inside McDonald’s locations and using the wifi from the parking lot (links obviously NSFW). So uh... hopefully the new filters will prevent any more of those incidents from happening.

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“McDonald’s is committed to providing a safe environment for our customers,” the company told Gizmodo, “and we are pleased to share that wi-fi filtering has been activated in the majority of McDonald’s nearly 14,000 restaurants nationwide.”

No information has been revealed with regard to wi-fi filters in franchised locations. But honestly, what restaurant owner wants customers wanking in the dining room?

[New York Post via Business Insider]