McDonald's caved in to pressure from advocacy group Enough is Enough and said it's now using WiFi filtering to block access to porn in the majority of its over 14,000 restaurants across the United States.
Despite not being aware of any pornography related incidents in its restaurants, McDonald's cites its commitment to provide a safe environment for its customers.
The restriction comes after two years of pressure from advocacy group Enough is Enough, whose stated mission is to make the internet safer for children and families. Led by Donna Rice Hughes, EiE was originally formed in 1992 as an anti-pornography group, but has changed its approach in recent years by campaigning for big chain restaurants like McDonald's to restrict their internet access. McDonald's joins other chains including Panera Bread and Chick-Fil-A in censoring its public Wi-Fi networks, but one of EiE's other big targets — Starbucks — has yet to take the same steps.