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Politics Of Porn


Washington Outlook: CAPITAL WRAPUP

POLITICS OF PORN

Vice-President Al Gore's plan to wire schools and libraries to the Internet is coming under fire from Republicans upset about porn on the Net. At Gore's urging, the '96 Telecommunications Act included a provision that requires telecom carriers to subsidize discounted Internet service for schools and libraries. But Hill Republicans are threatening to hold up the project unless educators promise to control the smut children can find online.EDITED BY OWEN ULLMANN


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