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US coffee company, Starbucks has announced it will block access to pornography on its free wi-fi in all its US outlets from 2019.

While watching explicit content in store was always banned, the coffee giant will now actively block such content.

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The company has been under pressure from a Virginia-based non-profit, Enough is Enough, to filter pornography in its stores.

McDonald’s changed its wi-fi policies in 2016 after pressure from the group.

“While it rarely occurs, the use of Starbucks public Wi-Fi to view illegal or egregious content is not, nor has it ever been permitted,” Starbucks said in a statement reported by BuzzFeed News.

The coffee company said it had “identified a solution” to stop access to pornography in all in US locations by 2019, but did not specify what this solution was.

People reacted with confusion and humour on social media after the company made its announcement.