19/12/2013 07:54 GMT | Updated 19/12/2013 08:06 GMT

Jeremy Paxman: 'The Main Function Of The Internet Is To Facilitate Masturbation'

Newsnight stalwart Jeremy Paxman pulled no punches when he announced just what the internet is really for during Wednesday's programme.

Masturbation, in case you were wondering.

Paxman was introducing a segment on online pornography filters when he squared up to the camera and conspiratorially announced: “Now as we all know, one of the main functions of the internet is to facilitate masturbation, or worse.”

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Speak for yourself, Jezza.

But let's not forget some other things the internet is good for:

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